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Level 2 Refresher Days - Free!

We are running a series of free Level 2 Refresher Days through the Summer/Autumn to help aspiring Level 2 coaches with their on-going development. 
These days are designed to support coaches who are working towards their Level 2 Assessment; with the Tutors aiming to tailor the day to best suit the needs of the coaches in attendance.

Topics that might be covered include, for example: 

  • Recap on specific syllabus areas 
  • Help and advice on next steps 
  • Check/support you with completion of your Portfolio 
  • Provide advice on standards expected at assessment 
  • Provide an opportunity for peer coaching and feedback 
  • Help you solve any challenges preventing you from progressing
  • The events are a great opportunity to refocus your plans for assessment and we hope they give you the confidence to continue. You will also have the opportunity to socialise with other aspirant Level 2 Coaches, sharing and supporting each other. 

Attendance at this day will extend the validity of your Level 2 Training. Your training will be considered valid for 12 months from the date of attendance at the Refresher Day. This applies to all coaches in attendance, including those whose training may already have expired. 

Attendance at the event will be recognised as valid CPD evidence for the purposes of Coach Update. 

The refresher days are free to SCA Members. They are non-residential (lunch is not included). Please bring your own paddling equipment to participate in practical activities. 


Sat. 10th June         Lochore Meadows     Tom Sibbald 
Sun. 18th June         Adventure Aberdeen         Mags Duncan 
Mon. 3rd July        Central    Kinlochard        George Fell    
Fri. 11th August        Highland    Glenmore Lodge    Dave Rossetter 
Fri. 18th August         Tayside    Aberfeldy          Steve Macdonald
Sat. 26th August         Highland    Inverness        Mags Duncan 
Tues. 12th September    Grampian    Knockburn Loch    Dave Rossetter 
Sat. 30th September      West/SW   Castle Semple   Gill Berrow
Wed. 18th October        Highland     Fort William        Claire Knifton  

How to book

Book online in self-service, call us on 0131 317 7314 or email

Finance for assessment

In addition, we may have financial assistance towards Level 2 assessment, if you previously applied for or were allocated a scholarship. Please contact Andy Murray directly to check your own situation. 

How to Access Level 2 Assessment

If you you feel you don't need to attend a refresher day, and are ready to proceed to assessment, there are several ways you can access an assessment.

Option 1: Find a course and book on directly with the course provider. Course dates are listed on the SCA website.

Option 2: Arrange a 1:1 assessment with a Level 2 Assessment Director.  SCA Licences a network of individuals to carry out assessments. Anyone is welcome to contact them and arrange. They will give you a quote before you commit and prices may vary depending on location.  

Option 3: Link up with other candidates to arrange an assessment in line with option 2.  One Assessment Director can assess up to 4 candidates in one day so this option may make it cheaper for each candidate. There are many ways to link up with other candidates:

  • Speak to your club
  • Social media - The SCA regional facebook groups are open to any members in the regions to utilise and find other people. Feel free to post on this group that you are looking for others in a similar situation to arrange an assessment together. 
  • Contact your Regional Officer.  

Level 2 Assessment Directors

The following individuals are licenced by the SCA to carry out Level 2 assessments. Feel free to contact them directly if you would like to arrange an assessment. 
Claire    Knifton 
David    Rossetter 
Doug    Cooper 
Gillian     Berrow 
Ian Vosser 
Mags    Duncan 
Scott    Simon 
Steve     Macdonald 
Steve    Mackinnon 
Tom    Sibbald