Autumn 2007 saw the introduction of the BCU’s new Coaching Awards, starting with the launch of the new Level 1 and Level 2 Coach Awards. The Coaching Awards have been up-dated and developed to meet with 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.
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 BCU, the UKCC (UK Coaching Certificate), and the National Qualifications Framework.
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A range of endorsements to basic coaching levels are possible for coaches wishing to extend their coaching skills into areas of coach education and beyond the standard range of paddler education.
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BCU Foundation Modules
A series of 6 Modules aimed at Level 1 and 2 Coaches:
- Coaching the Mind
- Fitness for Paddlesports
- Coaching Young Paddlers
- Mentoring for Paddlesport Coaches
- Outdoor Education and Paddlesport
- Performance Planning for Paddlesport Coaches
BCU Coaching Processes Course
This two day course is aimed at members of the coaching scheme who wish to develop and expand their practical skills and theoretical knowledge, with regard to canoesport coaching delivery. It was one of the prerequisites of the old Level 4 Coach Award. The coaching processes course is open to coaches of any level. In addition, the course is generic with regard to the various disciplines of paddlesport. It is intended that the course will be as practical as possible with candidates participating, and gaining Top Tips’ for practical coaching sessions and increasing their own coaching process knowledge.