In line with the launch of the British Canoeing Awarding Body website, we are pleased to also introduce the Paddlesport Instructor eLearning and Developing Your Coaching Craft eLearning. The eLearning is free and open to all paddlers, coaches and leaders to support, engage and provide extra information for those who wish to supplement their learning.
The Paddlesport Instructor eLearning is designed to support coaches and aspirant coaches through varying topics of coaching knowledge and skills. There are 9 topics to choose from, along with a Knowledge Audit which will help you understand areas you may need to develop further. The activities are free to access and great for those looking to attend their Paddlesport Instructor course or those looking for a refresher. The eLearning can also be used to support those going direct entry to the Coach Award, to check their prior knowledge.
The Developing your Coaching Craft eLearning activities enable coaches to better assess their current performance and develop their coaching practices.
The first activity introduces the ethos and process behind the entire eLearning package. It then looks at a few essential ingredients to help develop the coach’s craft.
The next four sections all require you to carry out practical exercises, titled Observing Coaching Sessions, Planning Coaching Sessions, Delivering/Reviewing Sessions and Action planning. Simply work through the activities at your own pace.
The eLearning can be found on the new British Canoeing Awarding Body website, in the Paddler Zone. This also has all of our eLearning packages, which includes Buoyage, Nutrition and Hydration, Paddlesport Leader and an Introduction to Disability.
This eLearning is FREE and available to anyone interested in developing their knowledge in the range of subject areas, from coaches to leaders and athletes to recreational paddlers.