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British Canoeing Core Coach Training

Core Coach Training £240

Core Coach Training £240

The Core Coach Training is open to all paddlers regardless your discipline or previous coaching experience.

During this course, you will explore different approaches to understanding and enabling learning. You will also be supported in evolving your personal coaching development plan to enable you to take your learning into practice after the course.

The training is available as a two day practical course or an online modular course.

For qualified coaches, this can form part of your continuous professional development and has a value of 20 CPD points.


During the training, you will explore subjects that will help you understand:

  • The learning journey of the paddlers you coach
  • How to coach learners with different needs
  • Structures for practice, to enable your learners to get the most from sessions on the water with you.

Around the main sessions you will also explore (with the support of your tutors):

  • Your role as a coach
  • Maximising your development through reflective practice and your personal development plan.

If your interested in progressing to one of the 22 discipline specific Coach Award qualifications your tutors will support the planning of your next steps.


Our Core Coach Training courses can be delivered using a virtual classroom or blended between class room and on the water - allowing you the freedom to choose the learning that is right for you!

Use our finder to find a course or provider and start your journey today.


Read the practical Core Coach Training Programme or the online Core Coach Training programme.

To get the most out of your Core Coach Training, you need to feel comfortable in or on your craft and be able to independently paddle on sheltered water. We recommend you consider the Paddle Explore Award (or equivalent level of experience) before booking on your Core Coach Training.

This course includes a hot breakfast, hot lunch and tea, coffee and biscuits in the afternoon on both day's.