New BCU Coaching Awards
Autumn 2007 sees 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.
BCU Recognition of non UKCC Coaching Qualifications
With the introduction of the new coaching award scheme there appears to be some concern regarding the impact this will have on existing coaches. Please check out the link for a statement about how coaches with existing BCU coaching awards will be recognised in the future. To view the statement click here
BCU Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport
Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport
What is the new Level 1 award?
This is the first step on the paddlesport coaching pathway. It will introduce you to the fundamentals of good coaching practice and helps you to understand and coach technical and tactical aspects of your sport.
Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport - Pre-course info
Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport
What is the new Level 2 Award?
This is the second step on the paddlesport coaching pathway. It focuses on progressive coaching, helping you to develop your students within their first 3 years of paddling, through a series of sessions.
Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport - Overview (large colour file)
Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport - Course Guide (to follow shortly)