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BC Assessor Training

The British Canoeing Assessor Training Day covers essential assessing skills required for Coaches assessing British Canoeing awards.

It is required by all new Leadership Providers; but it is a generic course and will help all assessors develop their assessing skills.

The course aims to introduce the skills of organizing and running assessments and to build on the principles of good assessment practice. It is anticipated that Coaches will take part in the course early in their assessing career. The course only needs completing once if providers are working towards multiple roles. It does not expire. Assessors of Star Awards and Coaching Qualifications, and providers of Paddlepower should find this a useful training opportunity.

It is an opportunity to participate in discussion with other assessors. This opportunity to develop own thoughts and ideas through discussion, debate, and challenge with others is proven to be extremely valuable.

Coaches who have recently qualified at Level 1 or Level 2, and are likely to become involved in assessing roles in the future are likely to find this a useful stepping stone into the assessing role.

The course is considered to be useful professional development for all Coaches who have (or aspire) to have assessing roles. The Assessor Training day is recognised by the Home Nation Associations as relevant continual professional development (CPD). Attendance of the Assessor Training day will extend a coach’s CPD validity for a period of 18-months from the date of the event within the Coach Update requirements.