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British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach - Training

Qualification Level - 2 days | Prices from £240.00

This a non-residential two day course, based from Cromarty it provides the training required to progress to the BC Sea Kayak Coach Assessment. The aim of the course is to develop your coaching knowledge to transfer the coaching skills from the BC Core Coach Training into a discipline specific sea kayaking environment.

At the end of the course detailed action planning will take place to help you progress to assessment.

For more information on the award and access to ELearning have a look here:

https://www.britishcanoeingawarding.org.uk/

For this course we ask that you arrive for 09:00 on the morning of your course start date.

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Dates & Prices

28/10/19
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Cost (no accommodation): £240.00

Is It For Me?

For this course we ask that you arrive for 09:00 on the morning of your course start date.

This two day course provides the training required to progress to the BC Sea Kayak Coach Assessment.

 

Course Aims

The aim of the course is to develop your coaching knowledge to transfer the coaching skills from the BC Core Coach Training into a discipline specific sea kayaking environment.

At the end of the course detailed action planning will take place to help you progress to assessment.

Course Content

This two day course provides the training required to progress to the BC Sea Kayak Coach Assessment. The aim of the course is to develop your coaching knowledge to transfer the coaching skills from the BC Core Coach Training into a discipline specific sea kayaking environment.

With this in mind the course will be spent primarily looking at ‘what’ we coach in the environment with the specific boats, and then ‘how’ we do that with the skills that we already have.

At the end of the course detailed action planning will take place to help you progress to assessment.

For further information and more detailed syllabus please contact the SCA on 0131 317 7314 or look in the Coaching Resources part of the website;

http://canoescotland.org/courses-training/bcu-coaching-awards-and-endorsements

or

https://www.britishcanoeingawarding.org.uk/

 

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.

You should aim to arrive for 09.00 hrs on the first morning

Arrival & Departure Information
The course will begin on the first morning at 09:00. 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 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 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:

  • Buoyancy aids
  • Helmets
  • Spray decks
  • Cags
  • Wet suits
  • Wet suit bootees
  • Small drybags
  • Dry suits (only for out of season kayak courses)
  • Paddling Trousers
  • Pogies
  • Paddling Neoprene Gloves/mitts
  • Towlines
  • 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 has a pool, 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.

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Course Pre-Requisites

Formal Prerequisites

The Discipline Specific Training is open to coaches with:

  • Full Home Nation Association Membership
  • BC Sea Kayak Leadership Award
  • BC Core Coach Training

Please note registration requirements here:

http://canoescotland.org/courses-training/coach-and-leader-registration

Access to British Canoeing ELearning:

https://www.britishcanoeingawarding.org.uk/coach-award-elearning/

What’s included on your course

  • Instruction
  • Use of kit
  • Shuttle bus to Glenmore Lodge (departs Aviemore station 5:20pm on Friday and Sundays)
  • Packed lunch and afternoon tea each day
  • In-course transport

What’s included if you choose the residential option – As above PLUS

  • Bed in shared room
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner for each course day (except one day and back-to-back courses)
  • Linen is provided along with a towel, you may wish to bring an extra towel.

Arriving at Glenmore Lodge

  • For more information on travel to the Lodge click here

On your last day

  • Check out time is 10am on the final day of your booking, we have changing areas, showers and left luggage facilities on site
  • All courses will finish by 5pm
  • On Fridays and Sundays we offer a drop off to Aviemore station, leaving Glenmore Lodge at 5pm, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance if you would like to book this service

*some exceptions – see detailed course notes

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