BCU Qualification Courses - a dynamic coaching pathway which benefits both recreational and competition coaches and their students, providing them with structure and support as they progress.

The Courses

The BC's new Coaching Awards have been updated and developed to meet the needs of today's coaches and to provide them with better recognition within the UK sports industry. These developments have been based on findings from both the Paddlesport Review and Long term Paddler Development Review and reflect current best practice within UK paddlesport and coaching.

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The result is a dynamic coaching pathway which benefits both recreational and competition coaches and their students, providing them with structure and support as they progress. The new awards offer national accreditation by the BC, the UKCC (UK Coaching Certificate), and the National Qualifications Framework.

Follow the links below for more information on the BC Level 1 Coach Award:

Level 1 Course Guideprinter freindly pdf document
This guide introduces you to the qualification content and structure - updated 2017.

BC Level 1 Assesment Packprinter freindly pdf document
This pack includes the details of each assessment task and the overall summary of outcomes that candidates are required to meet - updated 2017.

BC Level 1 Training Course Workbookprinter freindly pdf document
This document explores a selection of topics covered on the course - updated 2017.

 

Our training courses are delivered in a fun, interactive way; you should not feel intimidated by the fact it’s a qualification!

Drawing on years of experience of instructing and coaching we will not just pass on the expected syllabus but will try and give you as many 'tricks of the trade' as we can.

On completion of your training course, you will be confident in what you do and be inspired to go out and put into practice the new skills and techniques which you will have learnt.

You will leave the training course with an excellent understanding of the level the award demands and a clear action plan leading to your assessment if you have not already passed.

The UKCC Level 2 Coaching award is very exciting, and very hands on. You will learn lots of new coaching theories and processes, which previously were given on level 5 or the Coaching process courses.

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Typically; areas covered are:

  • Observation and analysis
  • Memory
  • Teaching Models / styles
  • Verbal instruction and demonstration
  • Practice
  • Feed back and reviewing
  • Goal setting
  • Journeying and leadership
  • Long-term paddler development (LTPD)
  • Session planning both singular and serial
  • Risk assessing and child protection

Plus a whole lot more...

Based around the “plan do review” process you will get the chance to plan and deliver sessions (lots of them!), trying out your newly acquired skills. Then with the guidance of your tutors and peers effectively review them, to ensure understanding and progression.

The Level 2 UKCC Certificate in Paddlesport Coaching award is relevant to potential coaches from all paddlesport disciplines including coaches who might work with competitive and non-competitive paddlers. The award develops the foundation coaching skills taught at level 1 that will underpin their future coaching behaviours and practice. The training will aim to ensure coaches develop skills that will benefit any paddler irrespective of what type of boat they are paddling.

The Level 2 coach is able to work alone, delivering sessions safely and effectively. Like the Level 1, this non-discipline specific award is relevant to coaches who wish to coach any paddlesport discipline. The Level 2 coach is able to offer guidance and support to the Level 1 Assistant Coach.

Follow the link below for more information on the new BCU Level 2 Coach Award:

BCU Level 2 Course Guideprinter freindly pdf document
This guide introduces you to the qualification content and structure.

 

Our training courses are delivered in a fun, interactive way: You should not feel intimidated by the fact it’s a qualification.

Drawing on years of experience of instructing and coaching we will not just pass on the expected syllabus but will try and give you has many "tricks of the trade" as we can.

On completion of your training course, you will be confident in what you do and be inspired to go out and put into practice the new skills and techniques which you will have learnt.

You will leave the training course with an excellent understanding of the level of which the award demands and a clear action plan leading to your assessment if you have not already passed the award.

A 1 day course designed to assess paddlers with BC/UKCC Level 2 Training who have completed their consolidation period.

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We understand that assessments can be very stressful, so we aim to make them has painless as we can, by being relaxed and approachable.

Rest assured we do not try to catch you out and we know the level of each of the awards intimately – so no horror stories!!

We consider all assessments to be further learning and whilst giving you a fair assessment conducted in a professional manner, we hope you go away with lots of new ideas and ways to progress with your coaching further.

Before booking make sure you have the necessary pre-requisites including a stamped CR form, completed portfolio, Safeguarding Course attendance, logbook, CPD module (or alternative three star) and a letter from your mentor stating you are ready for this assessment.

The Portfolio is an integral part of your assessment - it is designed to prepare you for this assessment – the more work you put in, the more prepared you’ll be!

If you need any advice about the pre-requisites, CPD modules or the Portfolio, feel free to contact us – we really are the experts!