BC Qualifications

A bespoke one-to-one coaching course for kayak or canoe.

This award is designed for coaches who aspire to work in Advanced Water Environments. It replaces the ‘old’ Level 5 Coach Award and is designed to help Moderate Water Coaches and ‘old’ Level 3 Coaches take the next steps to coaching in advanced environments.

The course focus is on the skills required to plan, deliver, and review progressive coaching sessions (normally 6 session progressions) in the Advanced Water Environment.

The aspirant coach will leave with the tools to be able to develop paddlers with a range of abilities in the advanced water environment, and to go away and start practicing their application.

Content and Learning Outcomes

The course will help candidates apply skills developed through previous qualifications, to coach paddlers working in advanced water situations, including:

  • Coaching technical skills (e.g. 4 and 5 Star Skills)
  • Developing tactics for the discipline and environment
  • Developing physiological elements and psychological skills


For more information or to arrange a course call us on 07976 938 220 or 07812 132 470 or email us at info@getafix.com.


BCU Advanced Water Endorsement Course Guide Download/print pdf




Accommodation at Getafix HQ

Getafix HQ accommodation

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