WHAT IS THE COACH AWARD?
The Coach Award is designed for people whose core function is to coach paddlers who want to gain/improve paddlesport skills within the discipline chosen.
As a coach you will be able to plan, deliver and review progressive sessions safely, effectively and independently.
The Coach Award is discipline specific and currently available in 22 disciplines, the individual awards are accessible via the links below:
WHY BE A COACH?
Gaining a Coach Award can have a huge impact on your professional and personal life. Be it exploring coaching to further develop your ability to help others, or a quest for a sense of purpose, become a coach and make a difference!.
COACHING IS REWARDING AND SATISFYING
Therefore coaches gain satisfaction helping people develop and achieve their goals. For instance working with people who are eager to learn and gain clarity give coaches a real sense of purpose. This in turn can create a strong sense of self-worth, inner happiness and satisfaction.
COACHING ACCELERATES YOUR OWN PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
As people learn from each other, you will learn at a rapid pace too! Being a coach invigorates both you and the people you coach.
COACHING EXPANDS YOUR NETWORK AND COMMUNITY
Whether running your own company, working for an organisation or volunteering for your local club your success as a coach will depend on your ability to develop personal and professional networks. Your networks will quickly widen and provide you with opportunities to engage with paddlers.
FLEXIBILITY TO LIVE AND WORK WHERE YOU WANT
As coaching can take place anywhere in the world, anywhere we paddle, consequently it opens up exciting opportunities to work, travel and explore. Coaching happens all the time, you could be full time, part time or sessional, allowing flexibility to work around your life and priorities.
WE CHOSE TO OFFER THE BRITISH CANOEING AWARDING BODY COACH AWARD (BCAB) AS IT IS:
- Widely recognised.
- Modular approach helps you develop at your own pace.
- BCAB is an OfQual regulated Awarding Organisation.
- Designed for our paddling community.
- The Coach Award is available in 22 disciplines allowing you to develop in the area of our sport that interests you.
- Find out more about British Canoeing Awarding Body here
Click the links to the discipline specific pages, or explore these generic pages for more information!
We can assess a maximum of X2 candidates per day. If you wish to be assessed alone, you can book a day for yourself and your students.
For more information visit the "Paddles Up Training" Website.