Is It For Me?
If you have completed your BC Discipline Specific Training and the resulting actions then this course is required to complete the process.
Ensure that you have completed all sections of the ELearning –
There is also plenty of information within your BC Assessment Day Pack which will aid you in preparing for your assessment. The pack will also give details of the assessment discussion task which is required prior to assessment.
The assessment will look at all aspects of the BC Sheltered Water Coach syllabus.
The course will finish by giving you a clear action plan as to how to continue your coaching development.
The assessment will start at 1900hrs when you will meet the assessment staff. You should have eaten by this time as the evening will be spent working through the assessment paperwork and your completed portfolio. This should allow the following day to be run in a practical way and might make use of any of the Lodge’s on site facilities or lecture rooms, rolling pool and pond, along with Loch Morlich or the River Spey, which is 5 minutes away. You will be expected to deliver two coaching sessions to students during the assessment. You will have time to prepare for this the evening before, when information about the students to be coached will also be given out.
If there is any way you would benefit from us tailoring the learning/assessment programme to meet any learning or physical specific needs, please let us know a soon as possible so we can look at helping with this. Also if you are coming from a competition background and would like to discuss how the course will meet your needs, again please get in touch. We have a good range of kayaks and canoes at the Lodge, however if you want to bring your own specific boat with you please feel free to.
On your assessment course you will have real ‘mock students’ to coach. It would be of great assistance to us if you were able in any way to help supply mock students of a suitable ability for this assessment, or other assessments we run. If you feel this is possible please download the appropriate form under ‘Free Training’ on our website and get any potential mock students to fill it in.
For further information and more detailed syllabus please contact the SCA on 0131 317 7314 or look on the Coaching part of the website;
Please note there maybe funding available through your Home Nation Association to aid in the development of coaching. To find out more information please contact them or for SCA members please visit:
What Will I Need?
Glenmore Lodge has a large and very comprehensive store of up to date clothing and equipment. You are welcome to use your own equipment and pick and choose odd items from the store. Your instructor will want to check that personal equipment is appropriate for the activity.
If you are thinking about buying equipment but are not too sure what to get we would advise you to come and try our equipment and then make your purchases after the course. We have a range of most equipment items you can try during the course and there is advice on hand from other students as well as the staff.
We have a range of some of the latest river kayaks from Pyranha and other top manufacturers. All our sea kayaks are this year’s models from P&H and Valley. Our open boats are all new from Hou Canoes, Mad River, Wenonah and Venture. The surf kayaks are also of up to date design from Valley and Mega.
Our paddling clothing is from Peak and we have a wide range tailored to your discipline.
We use a range of paddles depending on the activity, Lendal and Werner for sea kayaking and Werner for river/surf kayaking and canoeing. There are specialist additional open boating items such as paddles, poles and sails.
GLENMORE LODGE CAN SUPPLY:
- Bouyancy aids
- Spray decks
- Wet suits
- Wet suit bootees
- Small drybags
- Dry suits (only for out of season kayak courses)
- Paddling Trousers
- Paddling Neoprene Gloves/mitts
- Split Paddles
EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO BRING WHICH WE DO NOT HAVE IN THE STORES.
Listed here are the essentials; this is not an exhaustive list.
- Informal clothing for leisure wear
- Insulating layers – at least two mid weights
- Fleece/insulated jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- Hat & gloves***
- Vacuum Flask & Water Bottle ***
- Box or bag for packed lunch.
- Blister kit/ small first aid kit
- Personal toiletries & medications (towels are provided)
- Sun cream – you just never know! ***
- Sunhat and sun glasses & cord
- Insect repellent – it may be midgey!***
- Spare towel
- An alarm clock
- Waterproof notebook ***
Glenmore Lodge also has a pool, sauna, gym & climbing wall – so don’t forget your swimming/gym/climbing kit!
Items marked *** are available in our shop subject to availability.
Remember the price is all inclusive
We want our customers to easily know what their course will cost, up front and in the open. Accommodation on the night before and the nights during your course, pick up from the train station (Friday and Sunday evenings only), breakfast, lunch, cake break and dinner are all included. All transportation on the course, centre facilities & any equipment you borrow are also part of the package.