Canoe Focus Winter 2017 - Page 44

44 Countdown to the Coach Award Available in January 2018, The Coach Award creates discipline specific pathways across all disciplines and are designed for people whose core function is to coach paddlers who want to gain/improve paddlesport skills. This will include coaching beginners new to the sport, or paddlers looking to develop their skills in the given discipline/environment. Coach Award Options Canoe and Kayak (Sheltered Water) Coach Awards • Canoe Coach (Sheltered Water) • Kayak Coach (Sheltered Water) • Canoe and Kayak Coach (Sheltered Water) Discipline Specific Coach Awards Freestyle Coach Open Water Canoe Coach Open Water Canoe Coach (Advanced Water) Polo Coach Racing Coach Sea Kayak Coach Sea Kayak Coach (Advanced Water) Slalom Coach Surf Kayak Coach Surf Kayak Coach (Advanced Water) White Water Canoe Coach White Water Canoe Coach (Advanced Water) White Water Kayak Coach White Water Kayak Coach (Advanced Water) Wild Water Racing Coach Direct entry 2 days Benefits of the Coach Award include: • Direct entry options to training available – a British Canoeing membership is the only prerequisite of the Core Coach Training • Specific pathways across all disciplines • Supportive eLearning resources to aid learning Core Coach Training MWE or AWE Trained (same discipline) Discipline Specific Training Consolidation Assessment 1 days 2 days Current Level 2 Trained (different discipline) Coach Award Pathway Qualification Pathway To achieve a Coach Award, coaches complete two components of face-to-face training (‘Core Coach Training’ and ‘Discipline Specific Training’) and will need to engage in active, independent learning to develop their coaching out in the field. This is concluded by a 1-day discipline specific assessment. Direct entry Core Coach Training 2 days Discipline Specific Training Consolidation Assessment 1 days 2 days eLearning / Supplementary Learning / Experience 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. Coaches who already have a British Canoeing coaching qualification which meets the coaching requirement for the group(s) in the environment they are coaching are not required to do anything further. The Core Coaching Module and Discipline Specific Module can be used as stand-alone training to support ongoing learning and development and to update CPD. Where relevant, coaches who have already completed various British Canoeing qualifications can by-pass the Core Coach Training and/or Discipline Specific Training. Coaches Next Steps I’ve completed my training what do I do after the changes come into place? Completed before 31st December 2017 Next Steps after 1st January 2018 Level 2 Training Canoe and/or Kayak (Sheltered Water) Assessment Moderate Water Endorsement Training (relevant discipline) Coach Award Assessment (relevant discipline) e.g. Moderate Water Endorsement Sea Kayak Training e.g. Sea Kayak Coach Assessment Advanced Water Endorsement Training (relevant discipline) e.g. Advanced Water Endorsement Sea Kayak Training Coach Award Assessment (Advanced Water) ( Relevant Discipline) e.g. Sea Kayak Coach Assessment • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Current Level 2/3 MWE/AWE Trained/ Assessed (different discipline) 45 The Coach Award will supersede the current Level 2, Moderate/Advanced Water Endorsements (MWE/ AWE) and Discipline Support Modules. Impact on Exsisting Coaches