The Level 2 Coach course is the next step for level one coaches.
Level 2 Coaches will be able to run independent coaching sessions, and deliver progressive session building on a variety of skills in any type of Kayak or Open Canoe. Level 2 Coaches can also assess all of the Paddlepower awards, and the 1 Star and 2 Star awards.
Duration - 4 days Training (obligatory) and 1 day Assessment after a period of consolidation.
Pre-Requisites - 2 Star Award (either ‘new’ generic award, or both ‘old’ awards in Kayak and Canoe) Any one 3 Star Award (‘old’ or ‘new’). ‘New’ Level 1 Coach Award. Foundation Safety and Rescue Training, valid First Aid certificate (first aid cert only needed by assessment date).
The content of the course follows the UKCC level 2 core theory module looking at :-
Observation and analysis, Feedback, Learning models, Coaching styles, Coaching delivery, Modeling, Bank versus Boat coaching, Coaching Remit, Safety and responsibilities, Student centered learning, Rescues.
The course is a balance between classroom theory and on the water practical. So the kit that you bring with you needs to reflect this. Also a note book, pens and a camera is essential. We try to be outside as much as possible throughout this course even when doing theory.
The practical side of the course is very much based around plan do review, and observe and try. So every one will get multiple goes at teaching throughout the course and get chances to observe and critique everyone else’s sessions.
What to bring
As well as the above, you will need to bring the following:
• Thermal or fleece layers for underneath wet/drysuits.
• Suitable footwear – wetsuit boots (with a solid sole) or an old pair of trainers
• Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear (non-paddling)
• Hat and gloves
• Water bottle and/or thermal flask
• Waterproof jacket and trousers
• Notebook and pens
• Packed lunches
Boat & Kit Hire included (but if you’d prefer to bring your own kit then please feel free).