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Trainee and Existing Coaches - Coach Award changes

British Canoeing has announced changes to the Level 2, Moderate Water Endorsement and Advanced Water Endorsement. 

Trainee and Existing Coaches: How do the Coach Award changes affect me?

Watch our short video that talks you through the changes the Coach Awards will have for candidate’s mid-way through their journey to assessment or how existing coaches can access the Coach award.

Impact on Trainee Coaches and Existing Coaches

Any candidate mid-way through their journey to achieve their Level 2 qualification or Moderate/Advanced Water Endorsements will move into the restructured pathway. They can choose not to repeat components of training (that are considered similar) if they feel confident with the content.

Where relevant, coaches who have already completed various British Canoeing qualifications can by-pass the Core Coach Training and/or Discipline Specific Training.

Who can bypass the Core Coach Training

Coaches who have completed any of the following training/assessment courses can choose to bypass the Core Coach Training if they feel confident with the content:  

  • British Canoeing Level 2 (UKCC) Training OR Assessment
  • British Canoeing Moderate or Advanced Water Training OR Assessment
  • British Canoeing Level 3 (UKCC) Core Training OR Assessment

Who can bypass the Discipline Specific Training

Coaches who have completed a 4-day Level 2 (UKCC) Training course can choose to by-pass the Sheltered Water Canoe and Kayak Training if they feel confident with the content. 

Coaches who have completed MWE Training or BCU Level 3 Assessment (pre-UKCC) can choose to by-pass the Open/White Water Canoe Coach, Sea Kayak Coach, Surf Kayak Coach, and White Water Kayak Coach Training if they feel confident with the content (when in the same discipline). 

Coaches who have completed AWE Training can choose to by-pass the Advanced Open/White Water Canoe Coach, Sea Kayak Coach, Surf Kayak Coach, and White Water Kayak Coach Training if they feel confident with the content (when in the same discipline). 

Coaches who have completed the Slalom/Sprint Discipline Support Module Part 2 (training and logbook) can choose to by-pass the respective Slalom/Racing Coach Training if they feel confident with the content. 

Still not sure and need some help? Contact coaching@canoescotland.org or call Andy Murray, Head of Coaching and Development on 07900 887007.