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Kayaking

A great sport for all. 

 

We can offer taster sessions for beginners and also moving water sessions.

 

If you are looking to learn to kayak and want a more advanced course then check out our packages below and give us a call to check out how we can help. 

BCU /UKCC Qualifications

We now offer a full range of BCU/UKCC Qualifications to get you on your way to becoming an instructor. 

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A full day or a half day. You can even make a weekend or more out of it. From the total novice to the extreme paddler there is something here for you. 

Taster session

An intro into the world of Kayaking. This is the first step towards a new hobby. Try our taster session based on flat water at the picturesque Llangollen canal. During the session you will learn how to get in and out of your boat and more importantly how to enjoy it. Lots of fun and a bit of learning is how best to describe it.

Price Price: £50 per person.

 

Our Favourite Day Out

A full day of quality instruction. Your day will begin on some flat water where you will learn skills to help you for the day. In the afternoon you will tackle the rapids under the watchful eye of your instructor. By the end of the day you will have a big smile on your face and some new skills.

 Price Price: £90 per person.

 


Learn To Kayak Weekends

You will arrive on friday night to our accommodation where you will be met by our kayak instructor who will explain the plan for the weekend. Over the course of the weekend you will cover some of the following modules:

Paddling skills: 

How to paddle forwards, backwards, sideways

How to perform a roll

Moving water skills  


Basic Safety: 

How to use a throw bag

How to exit your craft safely

How to rescue a friend 

Price Price: £190 per person including accommodation and instruction

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BCU/ UKCC Qualifications

  • UKCC LEVEL 1 COACH AWARD

The BCU's new Coaching Awards have been updated and developed to meet the needs of today's coaches and to provide them with better recognition within the UK sports industry. These developments have been based on findings from both the Paddlesport Review and Long term Paddler Development Review and reflect current best practice within UK paddlesport and coaching.

The result is a dynamic coaching pathway which benefits both recreational and competition coaches and their students, providing them with structure and support as they progress. The new awards offer national accreditation by the BCU, the UKCC (UK Coaching Certificate), and the National Qualifications Framework.

 

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Price : £260pp. Registration to the scheme is £55 per person covering insurance and Coach Licence.

  • UKCC LEVEL 2 COACH AWARD

The UKCC Level 2 Coaching award is very exciting, and very hands on. You will learn lots of new coaching theories and processes, which previously were given on level 5 or the Coaching process courses. Typically; areas covered are:

  • Observation and analysis
  • Memory
  • Teaching Models / styles
  • Verbal instruction and demonstration
  • Practice
  • Feed back and reviewing
  • Goal setting
  • Journeying and leadership
  • Long-term paddler development (LTPD)
  • Session planning both singular and serial
  • Risk assessing and child protection

Plus a whole lot more...

Based around the “plan do review” process you will get the chance to plan and deliver sessions (lots of them!), trying out your newly acquired skills. Then with the guidance of your tutors and peers effectively review them, to ensure understanding and progression.

The Level 2 UKCC Certificate in Paddlesport Coaching award is relevant to potential coaches from all paddlesport disciplines including coaches who might work with competitive and non-competitive paddlers. The award develops the foundation coaching skills taught at level 1 that will underpin their future coaching behaviours and practice. The training will aim to ensure coaches develop skills that will benefit any paddler irrespective of what type of boat they are paddling.

The Level 2 coach is able to work alone, delivering sessions safely and effectively. Like the Level 1, this non-discipline specific award is relevant to coaches who wish to coach any paddlesport discipline. The Level 2 coach is able to offer guidance and support to the Level 1 Assistant Coach.

 

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Price: £270 per person

  • UKCC LEVEL 2 ASSESSMENT

A 1 day course designed to assess paddlers with BCU/UKCC Level 2 Training who have completed their consolidation period.

We understand that assessments can be very stressful, so we aim to make them has painless as we can, by being relaxed and approachable.

Rest assured we do not try to catch you out and we know the level of each of the awards intimately – so no horror stories!!

We consider all assessments to be further learning and whilst giving you a fair assessment conducted in a professional manner, we hope you go away with lots of new ideas and ways to progress with your coaching further.

Before booking make sure you have the necessary pre-requisites including a stamped CR form, completed portfolio, Safeguarding Course attendance, logbook, CPD module (or alternative three star) and a letter from your mentor stating you are ready for this assessment.

The Portfolio is an integral part of your assessment - it is designed to prepare you for this assessment – the more work you put in, the more prepared you’ll be!

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Price: £130 per person 

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