Is It For Me?
This is a non-residential course.
This course requires meeting at 20:00 on the evening of your course start date, allowing time to process paperwork, outline the course programme as well as prepare for the following day’s sessions.
Your completed Portfolio and Critical Analysis Paper needs to be sent to the Lodge no later than one week prior to the assessment. This allows the assessment team to mark the paper and check through your portfolio, you can send in your portfolio any time after booking your assessment and no later than one week prior to the assessment. If the portfolio and analysis paper are sent through well in advance of your assessment then the assessment team will be able to look through it and help you in any areas that may need further work to meet the BC Performance Coach Assessment requirements.
On the water will cover all aspects of the syllabus for the BC Performance Sea Kayak Coach Assessment, which is designed for coaches wishing to coach in a moderate sea environment with medium term students
Meeting at 2000 on the arrival evening allows time to process the paperwork, work through the pre-assessment tasks in the Portfolio, outline the course programme as well as prepare for the following days coaching sessions. The following day on the water will cover all aspects of the syllabus for the BC Performance Sea Kayak Coach Assessment, which is designed for coaches wishing to coach in a moderate sea environment with medium term students. This day will include you coaching two sessions of at least 1 hour in duration. The first session would allow you to assess the needs of the students to then be able to move on to a more focussed delivery in the second session.
At the end of the day detailed action planning will take place to help you progress as a coach and of course we hope we will have awarded you your BC Performance Sea Kayak Coach Award.
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.
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. 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.
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:
This is a Non-residential course
We will base ourselves at the The Old Brewery, Cromarty, IV11 8XG. This gives us direct easy access to the water with plenty of flexibility with the weather, as well as teas/coffees and classroom facilities. There is plenty of accommodation options in the area as well as reasonably priced options at The Old Brewery itself (For more details, visit their website at http://www.cromartyartstrust.org.uk/old-brewery.asp. Please arrange your own accommodation for this course, we would advice not booking accommodation until your course is confirmed.
Arrival & Departure Information
The course will begin on the first evening with an opening brief at 20.00 (please try to make it on time with all your paperwork). If you need assistance with directions to the venue please contact us. The course will finish by 17.00 on the last day.
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 sea kayaks from P&H and Valley. 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.
If you need equipment please let us know in advance so we can bring it across for you. A sheet is attached, please return even if no equipment required.
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
- Suncream – you just never know! ***
- Sunhat and sun glasses & cord
- Insect Repellant – it may be midgey!***
- Towel & spare
- An alarm clock
- Waterproof notebook***
- Compass – Silva type 4 recommended ***
- Personal Towel if staying at Inchree on Intro Sea Kayaking Course