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Coach Award: How do the changes affect trainee and existing coaches?

Ahead of the launch of the Coach Award in January 2018, British Canoeing would like to provide some guidance for trainee and existing coaches. 

Coaches who already have a British Canoeing coaching qualification which meets the coaching requirement for the group(s) in the environment they are coaching are not required to do anything further

Trainee Coaches

Any candidate mid-way through their journey to achieve their Level 2 qualification or Moderate/Advanced Water Endorsements will move into the restructured pathway and can take the relevant assessment from January 2018.

We would encourage candidates who do not feel confident with the content ahead of their assessment to repeat components of training (that are considered similar). 

What Do I Do Next Coaches Who Have Completed Training

Existing Coaches

Coaches who already have a British Canoeing coaching qualification which meets the coaching requirement for the group(s) in the environment they are coaching are not required to do anything further. We would encourage existing coaches to attend the Core Coaching Module or Discipline Specific modules as stand-alone training to support ongoing learning and development and to update their CPD. 

Coaches who have already completed various British Canoeing qualifications and wish to access the Coach Award training can by-pass the Core Coach Training and/or Discipline Specific Training.

Coach Award Pathway Impact On Existing Coaches Final

Who can bypass the Core Coach Training 

Coaches who have completed any of the following training/assessment courses can choose to bypass the Core Coach Training if they feel confident with the content:   

  • British Canoeing Level 2 (UKCC) Training OR Assessment 
  • British Canoeing Moderate or Advanced Water Training OR Assessment 
  • British Canoeing Level 3 (UKCC) Core Training OR Assessment 

Who can bypass the Discipline Specific Training 

Coaches who have completed a 4-day Level 2 (UKCC) Training course can choose to by-pass the Sheltered Water Canoe and Kayak Training if they feel confident with the content.  

Coaches who have completed MWE Training or BCU Level 3 Assessment (pre-UKCC) can choose to by-pass the Open/White Water Canoe Coach, Sea Kayak Coach, Surf Kayak Coach, and White Water Kayak Coach Training if they feel confident with the content (when in the same discipline).  

Coaches who have completed AWE Training can choose to by-pass the Advanced Open/White Water Canoe Coach, Sea Kayak Coach, Surf Kayak Coach, and White Water Kayak Coach Training if they feel confident with the content (when in the same discipline).  

Coaches who have completed the Slalom/Sprint Discipline Support Module Part 2 (training and logbook) can choose to by-pass the respective Slalom/Racing Coach Training if they feel confident with the content.