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Skill Acquisition & Coaching Process Course Enquiries and Booking

Skill Acquisition & Coaching Process Course

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Steve's Skill Acquisition course provides an excellent base on which to build your coaching no matter what your discipline or present standard.

Skill Acquisition and Coach Education are Steve's academic specialisms and he is keen to run this course at an advanced a level as possible. You won't get better guidance anywhere!

This course is generic to all learning situations and attracts people from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds.

Steve's ability to extend the content means clients are usually fully challenged and engaged by what they discover on this 2 day course.

All courses are in Cumbria unless otherwise noted though Steve can run bespoke courses anywhere - call to discuss this with him.

Dates: 2-3 Feb 19

Cost: £195


BC Canoe Leader Training (formerly 4 Star)Enquiries and Booking

BC Canoe Leader Training (formerly 4 Star)

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The BC Canoe Leader award entitles holders to lead competent others on exposed open inland water up to 500m from shore and on grade 2 rivers.

Dates: 23-24 Mar 19

Cost: £195


BC Canoe Leader Assessment (formerly 4 Star)Enquiries and Booking

BC Canoe Leader Assessment (formerly 4 Star)

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This course will examine your skills and abilities against the BC Canoe Leader syllabus.

Dates: 30-31 Mar 19

Cost: £195


BC Advanced Canoe Leader Training Enquiries and Booking

BC Advanced Canoe Leader Training

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This 2 day, 1 evening course covers personal paddling, expeditioning and group leadership and management on grade 3 rivers and exposed open inland water day and night. Whilst the BC 4 star award (now Canoe Leader) is the only official prerequisite, in reality you need to be confident to paddle grade 3 water to gain maximum benefit from this course. BC 4 star/Canoe Leader does provide a much better progression to this level.

PLEASE NOTE: BC stipulates that this course may only be run in appropriate, advanced environments - a move Steve wholeheartedly endorses.

Dates: 23-24 Apr 19

Cost: £275


BC Advanced Canoe Leader Assessment Enquiries and Booking

BC Advanced Canoe Leader Assessment

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This 1 evening, 2 day assessment examines your ability to safely and effectively canoe on grade 3 rivers and exposed open inland water day and night and to lead others in this advanced environment on extended journeys.

PLEASE NOTE: BC correctly insists that only assessments run in a genuinely advanced environment will be valid. Keep up to date with all the new developments by visiting BC's website.

Dates: On demand at present

Cost: £275


BC Canoe/Kayak Foundation Safety and Rescue Award Enquiries and Booking

BC Canoe/Kayak Foundation Safety and Rescue Award

This 1 day course trains and assesses basic safety and rescue procedures on flat water. It is a prerequisite for BC Level 1 & 2 Coaches.

NB: If you do this course the day prior to your UKCC Level 1 training with Steve you will receive a discounted rate.

See the BCU website for the full syllabus.

Dates: On request at any time

Cost: £95 on advertised courses


BC White Water Safety & Rescue CourseEnquiries and Booking

BC White Water Safety & Rescue Course

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This course aims to provide Grade 2 white water paddlers with all the knowledge and skills required to prevent, avoid and deal with river incidents. It is a prerequisite for those wishing to undertake Inland 4 Star Leader assessments.

As with First Aid training, this certificate will be valid for 3 years.

Dates: 25-26 Feb 19 / 18-19 Mar 19

Cost: £195


BC Canoe Award Training (the new 3 Star equivalent)Enquiries and Booking

BC Canoe Award Training (the new 3 Star equivalent)

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The BC Canoe Award training course is undertaken in a gentle, applied environment rather than as a series of disconnected technical elements.

Dates: This course is available on demand at any time.

Cost: On application


BC Canoe Award Assessment the new 3 Star equivalent)Enquiries and Booking

BC Canoe Award Assessment the new 3 Star equivalent)

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This course will test the elements covered in training and listed in the syllabus. Please ensure you meet all the requirements before enrolling. Check the BC website for full details

Dates: Available on demand at any time

Cost: On application


British Canoeing Guide ModulesEnquiries and Booking

British Canoeing Guide Modules

The BC Guide award is designed for individuals working on and running extended paddlesports trips home and abroad. It is open to all BC members though it is necessary to have held and used a BC leadership award for at least two years before being endorsed as a Guide.

Five 1 day modules are available, aspirant Guides must take a minimum of three. They then follow a period of mentored practice before being signed off as a Guide when they meet the required standard. There is no formal assessment.

Full details can be found on BC's website https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/courses/guide/

Dates: 13-17 May 19 (3 modules as part of Assynt Canoe trip) / 1-14 July 2019 (all 5 modules free as part of the Coulonge River canoe expedition)

Cost: £100 per day module or included in price if taken as part of a sea kayak or canoe trip at £550


 

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