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Paddle UK Freestyle Paddlesports Coach Assessment

£ 220

Newton Abbot

Paddle UK Freestyle Paddlesports Coach Assessment
Minimum age: 16
Newton Abbot
Max. group size: 2
Cancellation: Custom
£ 220

Activity Highlights:

Take the first step towards becoming a skilled and confident freestyle coach with our one-day assessment. Designed for intermediate to advanced paddlers, this course will evaluate your practical coaching, safety, and rescue skills through engaging and stress-free methods. Led by experienced instructor Dan, you’ll gain the expertise needed to excel as a freestyle coach.

Key Details

  • Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Locations: Multiple
  • Instructor: Dan
  • Age Requirement: 16+
  • Participants: 2 per course

Key Skills

  • Mastery of practical coaching techniques
  • Enhanced safety and rescue skills
  • Strong personal paddling abilities
  • Comprehensive background knowledge
  • Effective decision-making and problem-solving skills

Assessment Breakdown

The assessment day is structured to provide a thorough evaluation of your abilities in a supportive environment. The day begins with an Assessment Discussion Task, where you’ll engage in professional dialogue to showcase your understanding and experience. This is followed by practical coaching sessions, allowing you to demonstrate your ability to instruct and guide others effectively.

In the afternoon, your rescue skills will be put to the test through a series of simulated scenarios. You’ll also be assessed on your personal paddling skills, ensuring you meet the high standards required of a freestyle coach. Throughout the day, the focus is on safety, engagement, and enjoyment, with ample opportunities for participant involvement in decision-making.

Location

We cover various locations in the UK for our courses.

Most of our kayaking courses take place on the River Dart in Dartmoor – meeting point TQ13 7NT.

We also run courses at:

  • Lee Valley White Water Centre (EN9 1AB)
  • The National White Water Centre (LL23 7NU)
  • Holme Pierrepont White Water (LL23 7NU)

We also travel to individuals and clubs to run training and assessments, covering most of England, up to Nottingham and Wales.

You can check the location on the booking form below. If you are unsure, feel free to contact the adventuro team who can help you book onto the right date for you, or organise a location for your session.

Prerequisites

Participants must have completed Core Coach Training, Freestyle Training, Coach Award eLearning, and Assessment Check-In. Additionally, they must hold a valid two-day First Aid Training certification, Safeguarding Training, and be a full Home Nation Association member. Candidates must be aged 16 or over at the time of assessment.

Why Choose Us

With over 32 years of combined experience, our team is comprised of outdoor professionals who have competed internationally and are passionate about teaching.

Our goal is to provide personalised coaching that ensures you can enjoy the outdoors safely and confidently. Additionally, we are a 1% for the planet business, committed to giving back to the environment with every booking.

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What's Included:

  • Highly experienced delivery team
  • Comprehensive assessment in a safe and fun environment
  • Certification upon successful completion

What's Not Included:

  • Freestyle craft (if water-based)
  • Personal paddling equipment
  • Any safety equipment you would carry on the water
  • Lunch and water
  • Notepad and pen
  • Transport to and from the meeting point

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Frequently Asked Questions

Participants must have completed Core Coach Training, Freestyle Training, Coach Award eLearning, and Assessment Check-In.

You can see details of our Core Coach Training amongst the other sessions we have on offer at the bottom of this page. 

You should also have completed the Freestyle Coach Training before taking part in this assessment. 

We closely monitor weather conditions and will reschedule if necessary to ensure safety.

Yes, you are encouraged to bring your own freestyle craft and any personal paddling equipment.

Lunch is not provided. Please bring your own lunch and water.

Document your coaching experiences, focusing on key aspects such as background knowledge, understanding, and practical application.

Please contact us to discuss your situation. We may be able to provide guidance on how to fulfil the requirements before your assessment date.

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible

  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund.
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Moderate

  • You can cancel until 5 days before your booking for a full refund.
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Firm

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking.
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Strict

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking.
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount.
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Custom Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration for any reason, please notify us as soon as possible.

Cancellations made more than 14 days before the course start date will receive a full refund, minus any non-refundable deposit, if applicable.

Cancellations made within 7-14 days of the course start date will be eligible for a 50% refund.

Cancellations made less than 7 days before the course start date will not be eligible for refunds.

  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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