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The Core Coach Training is open to all paddlers regardless your discipline or previous coaching experience.

During this course, you will explore different approaches to understanding and enabling learning. You will also be supported in evolving your personal coaching development plan to enable you to take your learning into practice after the course.

For qualified coaches, this can form part of your continuous professional development and has a value of 20 CPD points.


During the training, you will explore subjects that will help you understand:

  • The learning journey of the paddlers you coach

  • How to coach learners with different needs

  • Structures for practice, to enable your learners to get the most from sessions on the water with you.

Around the main sessions you will also explore (with the support of your tutors):

  • Your role as a coach

  • Maximising your development through reflective practice and your personal development plan.

If your interested in progressing to one of the 22 discipline specific Coach Award qualifications your tutors will support the planning of your next steps.


This course will cover:

  • Overview of training course

  • Role of the Coach

  • Coaching pathway and journey to assessment

  • Structure of British Canoeing qualifications

  • Where coaching starts

  • The learners’/athletes’ journey

  • Enabling learners/athletes to learn – understanding feedback

  • Coaching to develop learners’/athletes’ learning

  • Coaching philosophy

  • Session planning

  • Coaches’ decision-making

  • Creating an optimum learning environment

  • Structuring practice sessions for the learner/athlete


Read the practical Core Coach Training Programme.

To get the most out of your Core Coach Training, you need to feel comfortable in or on your craft and be able to independently paddle on sheltered water. We recommend you consider the Paddle Explore Award (or equivalent level of experience) before booking on your Core Coach Training.


There is no need to register for this course, however if you do choose to register you will get access to the Coach Award eLearning and support materials.


To attend this training you are required to hold Full (On The Water) National Association Membership Join now! British Canoeing Membership (On the Water)


Interested in this course for your centre or club?

Get in touch to discuss pricing and dates. 

07590 824206

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