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Moderate Water Endorsement

The aim of the Moderate Water Endorsement training course is to provide you with the tools to plan, deliver and review a series of progressive paddlesport coaching sessions in the discipline specific moderate water environment.

The award is available in Open Canoe, Sea, Surf and White Water Kayak.

The Moderate Water Endorsement training course is normally run over consecutive days and involves a minimum 16 hours contact time. Many providers offer longer courses to allow more time for learning and development.

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You need to register before attending a Moderate Water Endorsement training course. It is advisable to do this at least two weeks prior to the training course.

At the point of registration for training the following prerequisites are required:

  • Relevant Leadership Award: Minimum Moderate Water Leader in the discipline concerned. 
  • First Aid Award: Recognised two day First Aid within last three years
  • Registration Fee: £17.50 for full British Canoeing members
  • Appropriate Level Coach Award: Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport (Canoe or Kayak - as per the Moderate Water Endorsement discipline being followed)
  • Age: 18 or older

Coaches who qualified prior to the introduction of British Canoeing (UKCC) qualifications can often access the Moderate Water Endorsement through application for Accredited Prior Learning.

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The Moderate Water Endorsement training course revisits the ‘how to coach’ skills covered at Level 2, working to help you apply them in the discipline specific moderate water environment.

The coaching behaviours ‘How to Coach’ link to the Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport and include:

  • Session planning and preparation
  • Understanding and meeting participants’ needs
  • Delivering progressive paddlesport coaching sessions
  • Establishing a safe coaching environment

Coaches with the Moderate Water Endorsement have been trained to coach the personal paddling skills required for the specific moderate water environment, taking into account the technical, tactical, physiological, and psychological requirements.

By the end of the course you should have developed your understanding of performance and have a range of coaching strategies.

For full details of the content covered please refer to the Moderate Water Endorsement Course Guide.

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To achieve the qualification you will complete a formal training course, followed by a period of consolidation and a final coaching assessment.

The Moderate Water Endorsement training course is normally run over consecutive days and involves a minimum 16 hours contact time. Many providers offer longer courses to allow more time for learning and development. The assessment normally takes place over one day; the course introduction and welcome usually happen the evening before the assessment day.

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The Moderate Water Endorsement assessment normally takes place over one day and must be completed within two years of the training day.

All candidates must take their stamped CR Form to their Moderate Water Endorsement Assessment so that it can be signed by the Director and sent in to the relevant Home Nation Association for certification.

The final assessment involves a review of assessment prerequisites (including the associated session plans and reviews), and the assessment of personal, leadership, safety and coaching skills through observation of practical coaching activity, specific tasks and questioning.

For more information on the Level 1 assessment process please refer to the Moderate Water Endorsement Assessment Guidance.

Please note, candidates who have already completed their Moderate Water Endorsement Touring training have up to three years, after the date of training, to complete their assessment.

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