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Paddle UK White Water Kayak Coach Assessment

£ 220

Newton Abbot

Paddle UK White Water Kayak Coach Assessment
Minimum age: 16
Newton Abbot
Max. group size: 2
Cancellation: Custom
£ 220

Activity Highlights:

Become a White Water Kayak Coach with our comprehensive one-day assessment. This assessment will evaluate your personal paddling, rescue, safety, leadership, group skills, and theoretical knowledge, ensuring you are fully prepared to coach others on white water.

Key Details

  • Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Locations: Multiple Locations
  • Instructor: Dan
  • Age Requirement: 16+
  • Spaces Available: 2

Key Skills

  • Mastering personal paddling techniques
  • Enhancing rescue and safety procedures
  • Developing effective coaching strategies
  • Improving leadership and group management skills
  • Deepening theoretical knowledge of kayaking

Assessment Breakdown

During your assessment, you will be guided through various stages by your assessor. This process includes arranging the best times and dates, ensuring appropriate assessment conditions, and confirming you have someone to coach. The assessment itself is divided into several components:

You will begin with an Assessment Discussion Task, where your theoretical knowledge and coaching experience will be discussed. This is followed by a practical coaching session to demonstrate your coaching abilities in real-time.

Next, your rescue skills will be evaluated, ensuring you can handle emergency situations effectively. Personal skills assessment will focus on your paddling proficiency and technique. Lastly, you will be assessed on your background knowledge, understanding, and experience, confirming your readiness to coach.

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, White Water Kayak Coach Training, White Water Kayak Leader, Coach Award E-Learning, and Assessment Check-In. Additionally, you must have valid 2-day First Aid Training, Safeguarding Training, Full Home Nation Association Membership, and be aged 16 or over at the time of assessment.

Why Choose Us

With 32 years of combined experience, our outdoor professionals are not only seasoned coaches but have also competed internationally. This wealth of knowledge allows us to tailor your activities, ensuring a safe and enjoyable environment.

Our commitment to your development means we aim for you to confidently enjoy the outdoors independently. As a 1% for the planet business, we give back to the outdoors with every booking.

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What's Included:

  • Comprehensive one-day assessment
  • Personalised feedback and guidance
  • Access to assessment resources and examples
  • Professional discussion and questioning

What's Not Included:

  • Meals and refreshments
  • Personal kayaking equipment
  • Transport to and from the meeting point

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Frequently Asked Questions

Participants must have completed Core Coach Training, White Water Kayak Coach Training, White Water Kayak Leader, Coach Award E-Learning, and Assessment Check-In.

You can see details of the other courses we have to offer at the bottom of this page. 

The assessment is a one-day event, packed with various practical and theoretical evaluations.

Yes, participants are required to bring their own kayaking equipment.

Your assessor will work with you to arrange the most suitable times and dates for your assessment.

Feedback will be provided to help you understand areas for improvement, and you can arrange a re-assessment once you feel ready.

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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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