Calendar

Oct
21
Sun
British Canoeing Advanced White Water Leader (formerly 5 Star) Training, Refresher and Assessment Programme (WW Kayak, C1 and OC1) @ Fort William area
Oct 21 @ 8:30 am – Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm

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Advanced WWSR and Training 21st to 24th (why not stay on and be led diring the assessment at no extra cost)

Refresher 23rd and 24th

Assessment 25th and 26th

 

The Refresher and Assessment are an excellent combination and many of our candidates choose to do these together as a package to increase they chances of passing.

 

Why do a Refresher?


Getting to know the other candidates helps a great deal with eliminating the cold feeling you get at the start of an assessment. We will make sure you understand exactly what is expected of you during the assessment and get you ready for the paddling and leadership.

You will receive a breakdown of the syllabus to base your development on before you arrive at the Refresher Training. Our job is then to fine tune your performance prior to a relaxed and supportive assessment.

 

Assessment is available separately. 

 

The White Water and OC1 Awards are virtually identical and can be run together.

The action planning process begins as soon as you book and we will help/advise you as to best build your log book of experiences before you join us.

Email for all the details you need kenhughescourses@aol.com

Best wishes,

Ken

Oct
29
Mon
British Canoeing Coach Award Core Training @ The Hub
Oct 29 @ 8:30 am – Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm

 

British Canoeing Coach Award Core Training

Please click Here for more details.

Contact details are included here.

 

 

Nov
1
Thu
White Water Leader Assessment with Refresher OC1 and White Water Kayak (formerly 4 Star) @ Barnard Castle
Nov 1 @ 8:30 am – Nov 4 @ 5:00 pm

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White Water Leader Assessment with Refresher OC1 and White Water Kayak (formerly 4 Star)

Pre-requisites: Have completed a 4 Star OC1/White Water Kayak Training previously, 16 hour first aid, current LR Form, WWSR.

Prior to you joining the relaxed and supportive assessment we will offer you a 2 Day Refresher Phase to ready you for it in the most ideal of circumstances. Imagine  being put through your paces by a level 5 coach who has over 20 years of course delivery at this level and is right on top of their game. You will get a day out in the wind on open water and a day on the river. Where possible we will also provide you with real paddlers to lead as we run through exactly what you need to know for an assessment.

Relaxed and Supportive Assessment: Following the first two days Refresher our job is to assess you with all the rigor the award deserves and no corners will be cut. However,  we are also committed to providing you with a stress free experience, and we are very good at it.
Assessment is available separately.

Email for details kenhughescourses@aol.com

Cheers,

Ken

Nov
6
Tue
Advanced Canoe Leader (formerly 5 Star) Refresher and Assessment Programme @ Barnard Castle and Ullswater
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am – Nov 11 @ 5:00 pm

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Advanced Canoe Leader (formerly 5 Star) Refresher and Assessment Programme

Pre-requisites: Have completed your ACL/5 Star Canoe Training previously.

4 Days of great Refresher Training. We prepare you in the very best way for the advanced water environments to either move seamlessly into the assessment at the end of the programme or go away and get further practice with real purpose with a great check list from which to reference your progress.

The relaxed and supportive assessment at the end of the programme is a real extension to your training. Our job is to make sure you have all the opportunity you need to show us what you can do. To help facilitate this we will make sure you have real paddlers to lead.

Refresher and Assessment are available as a 6 Day Package. No one does this better than us and no one has our success rate!

The Refresher could be available as a Training; please ask.

You could access the Refresher or the assessment separately. If you are coming for the refresher why not stay and paddle as part of the led group on the assessment to extend your experience.

Email for details kenhughescourses@aol.com

Best wishes,

Ken

Nov
15
Thu
British Canoeing Canoe Leader Training (formerly 4 Star) @ Barnard Castle
Nov 15 @ 8:30 am – Nov 16 @ 4:45 pm

P1030481
BC Canoe Leader Training

This course is full. It is based on a group who completed a 3 day skills course and do not need the level of input we normally include in our 4 day courses.

Course aims:

 

“Successful performance at this level indicates a candidate has the personal skill and leadership ability required to lead a group of up to 4 competent paddlers (not including themselves), on river trips of grade 2 and on open water with winds up to force 4.”.

We will seek to cover the whole breadth of the Canoe syllabus while running some of the classic sections of the Tay and the surrounding area.

What can you expect?

  • A review and refining of your core white water technique; building your critical technical, tactical and psychological skills.
  • Coaching key open water skills in a windy, dynamic environment. Offering you the skills to both lead and enjoy such conditions.
  • Dynamic Leadership and decision making models that make you a more sophisticated leader in both environments.
  • The very best Level 5 standard coaching you can get from us.
  • Accurate, targeted and insightful feedback.

The syllabus is available from the Canoe England web site or kenhughescourses@aol.com

 

Pre-requisites

 

  • Good BCU 3 Star standard in appropriate craft and a good range of experience paddling on grade 2 and in wind of at least force 3.
  • WWSR is necessary for assessment, but not training. If you need this ask us.
  • Registration with British Canoeing (or own home nation) using an LR Form is necessary for the assessment, but not training.

Personal Equipment: Candidates should bring the appropriate equipment for their own needs: If you need a kit list please request one

The rivers and venues we choose will be determined by the water levels and will reflect the required outcomes of the course. You should be prepared to travel to find suitable water.

 

Following the training you will get a preferential invitation to one of our 2 day refresher courses. These fill up very quickly and places are often hard to get. These are organised immediately prior to an assessment run by an independent assessment provider. We can sign-post you to these assessments which are run by providers we trust to give you a welcome relaxed and supportive experience. The refresher will get you up to speed and very much in the zone for success.

If you are not ready for an assessment the Refresher will allow you to take the next step in your consolidation and provide valuable feedback on your progress. You will be able to review the action plan you got from the initial Canoe Leader Training Phase.

Cheers,

Ken

Nov
17
Sat
White Water Safety and Rescue @ Low Force
Nov 17 @ 8:30 am – Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm

 

White Water Safety and Rescue

2 days of great coaching to improve your awareness of all the safety and rescue principles

Also available by arrangement.

Come and join us for the most fun you can have on the river. We will make sure you enjoy yourself by deliberately throwing yourself into the river!

This is a pre-requisite for 4 Star, but is open to all paddlers with some white water experience. Look after your friends, fellow club members and paddling buddies with the training you get from this course.

What can you expect from this course?

More confidence around white water!

Safe Swimming and Self Rescue strategies. To make sure you can make those critical swims into the eddy and across the flow.

Skilled use of Reaching and Throwing Rescues.

Boat based rescue in Canoe, OC1 or Kayak.

Wading, in-water techniques and dealing with foot-entrapment.

Strategies for removing trapped/pinned boats.

Live bait rescues and the use of the PFD Harness.

You will leave with a clear idea of where you need to further develop to meet your personal aspirations and the tools to be safer on the river.

kenhughescourses@aol.com

Nov
20
Tue
British Canoeing Canoe Leader Training (formerly 4 Star) @ Barnard Castle
Nov 20 @ 8:30 am – Nov 23 @ 4:45 pm

P1030481
BC Canoe Leader Training

Course aims:

 

“Successful performance at this level indicates a candidate has the personal skill and leadership ability required to lead a group of up to 4 competent paddlers (not including themselves), on river trips of grade 2 and on open water with winds up to force 4.”.

We will seek to cover the whole breadth of the Canoe syllabus while running some of the classic sections of the Tay and the surrounding area.

What can you expect?

  • A review and refining of your core white water technique; building your critical technical, tactical and psychological skills.
  • Coaching key open water skills in a windy, dynamic environment. Offering you the skills to both lead and enjoy such conditions.
  • Dynamic Leadership and decision making models that make you a more sophisticated leader in both environments.
  • The very best Level 5 standard coaching you can get from us.
  • Accurate, targeted and insightful feedback.

The syllabus is available from the Canoe England web site or kenhughescourses@aol.com

 

Pre-requisites

 

  • Good BCU 3 Star standard in appropriate craft and a good range of experience paddling on grade 2 and in wind of at least force 3.
  • WWSR is necessary for assessment, but not training. If you need this ask us.
  • Registration with British Canoeing (or own home nation) using an LR Form is necessary for the assessment, but not training.

Personal Equipment: Candidates should bring the appropriate equipment for their own needs: If you need a kit list please request one

The rivers and venues we choose will be determined by the water levels and will reflect the required outcomes of the course. You should be prepared to travel to find suitable water.

 

Following the training you will get a preferential invitation to one of our 2 day refresher courses. These fill up very quickly and places are often hard to get. These are organised immediately prior to an assessment run by an independent assessment provider. We can sign-post you to these assessments which are run by providers we trust to give you a welcome relaxed and supportive experience. The refresher will get you up to speed and very much in the zone for success.

If you are not ready for an assessment the Refresher will allow you to take the next step in your consolidation and provide valuable feedback on your progress. You will be able to review the action plan you got from the initial Canoe Leader Training Phase.

Cheers,

Ken

Nov
22
Thu
British Canoeing Coach Award: White Water Kayak Discipline Specific Training @ Cross Lanes
Nov 22 @ 8:30 am – Nov 23 @ 5:00 pm

 

British Canoeing Coach Award: White Water Kayak Discipline Specific Training

 

Please click HERE for more details.

Nov
27
Tue
Advanced Canoe Leader Training (formerly 5 Star)
Nov 27 @ 8:45 am – Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm

 

The best training from the best coaches; that’s us.

4 Days of great indepth Training. We prepare you in the very best way for the advanced water environments to move seamlessly into the consolidation period before your assessment. You go away and practice with real purpose with a great check list/action plan from which to reference your progress.

 

A relaxed and supportive assessment is very important and should be a real extension to your training. Our job is to make sure you have all the opportunity you need to ready youself for the assessment experience.

If you would like a Refresher before an assessment we can do that for you as well. Ask for details.

Refresher and Assessment are available as a 6 Day Package to allow you to plan your progress and goal-set towards a set date.

No one does this better than us and no one has our success rate!

We have a Assessments throughout the year and will invite you to paddle as part of the led group to deepen your experience and get a flavour of what ir is all about.

 

Would you like that little bit extra? Well, we can help with that. What about doing our Advanced WWSR Course for Canoes to make a great addition. Details are on this site or on request.

Email for details kenhughescourses@aol.com

Best wishes,

Ken

Dec
6
Thu
Canoe Leader Assessment with Refresher (formerly 4 Star) @ Barnard Castle, the Sills
Dec 6 @ 8:30 am – Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm

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Canoe Leader Assessment with Refresher

Pre-requisites: Have completed a 4 Star Canoe Training/Canoe Leader Training previously.

Prior to you joining the relaxed and supportive assessment we will offer you a 2 Day Refresher Phase to ready you for it in the most ideal of circumstances. Imagine  being put through your paces by a level 5 coach who has over 20 years of course delivery at this level and is right on top of their game. You will get a day out in the wind on open water and a day on the river. Where possible we will also provide you with real paddlers to lead as we run through exactly what you need to know for an assessment.

Relaxed and Supportive Assessment: Following the first two days Refresher our job is to assess you with all the rigor the award deserves and no corners will be cut. However,  we are also committed to providing you with a stress free experience, and we are very good at it.

 

Assessment is available separately.

 

Email for details kenhughescourses@aol.com

Cheers,

Ken

Dec
11
Tue
Advanced Canoe Leader (formerly 5 Star) Refresher and Assessment Programme @ Barnard Castle and Ullswater
Dec 11 @ 9:00 am – Dec 16 @ 5:00 pm

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Advanced Canoe Leader (formerly 5 Star) Refresher and Assessment Programme

Pre-requisites: Have completed your ACL/5 Star Canoe Training previously.

4 Days of great Refresher Training. We prepare you in the very best way for the advanced water environments to either move seamlessly into the assessment at the end of the programme or go away and get further practice with real purpose with a great check list from which to reference your progress.

The relaxed and supportive assessment at the end of the programme is a real extension to your training. Our job is to make sure you have all the opportunity you need to show us what you can do. To help facilitate this we will make sure you have real paddlers to lead.

Refresher and Assessment are available as a 6 Day Package. No one does this better than us and no one has our success rate!

The Refresher could be available as a Training; please ask.

You could access the Refresher or the assessment separately. If you are coming for the refresher why not stay and paddle as part of the led group on the assessment to extend your experience.

Email for details kenhughescourses@aol.com

Best wishes,

Ken

Jan
15
Tue
Advanced Canoe Leader Training (formerly 5 Star)
Jan 15 @ 8:45 am – Jan 18 @ 5:00 pm

 

The best training from the best coaches; that’s us.

4 Days of great indepth Training. We prepare you in the very best way for the advanced water environments to move seamlessly into the consolidation period before your assessment. You go away and practice with real purpose with a great check list/action plan from which to reference your progress.

 

A relaxed and supportive assessment is very important and should be a real extension to your training. Our job is to make sure you have all the opportunity you need to ready youself for the assessment experience.

If you would like a Refresher before an assessment we can do that for you as well. Ask for details.

Refresher and Assessment are available as a 6 Day Package to allow you to plan your progress and goal-set towards a set date.

No one does this better than us and no one has our success rate!

We have a Assessments throughout the year and will invite you to paddle as part of the led group to deepen your experience and get a flavour of what ir is all about.

 

Would you like that little bit extra? Well, we can help with that. What about doing our Advanced WWSR Course for Canoes to make a great addition. Details are on this site or on request.

Email for details kenhughescourses@aol.com

Best wishes,

Ken

Jan
22
Tue
British Canoeing Canoe Leader Training (formerly 4 Star) @ Barnard Castle
Jan 22 @ 8:30 am – Jan 25 @ 4:45 pm

P1030481
BC Canoe Leader Training

Course aims:

 

“Successful performance at this level indicates a candidate has the personal skill and leadership ability required to lead a group of up to 4 competent paddlers (not including themselves), on river trips of grade 2 and on open water with winds up to force 4.”.

We will seek to cover the whole breadth of the Canoe syllabus while running some of the classic sections of the Tay and the surrounding area.

What can you expect?

  • A review and refining of your core white water technique; building your critical technical, tactical and psychological skills.
  • Coaching key open water skills in a windy, dynamic environment. Offering you the skills to both lead and enjoy such conditions.
  • Dynamic Leadership and decision making models that make you a more sophisticated leader in both environments.
  • The very best Level 5 standard coaching you can get from us.
  • Accurate, targeted and insightful feedback.

The syllabus is available from the Canoe England web site or kenhughescourses@aol.com

 

Pre-requisites

 

  • Good BCU 3 Star standard in appropriate craft and a good range of experience paddling on grade 2 and in wind of at least force 3.
  • WWSR is necessary for assessment, but not training. If you need this ask us.
  • Registration with British Canoeing (or own home nation) using an LR Form is necessary for the assessment, but not training.

Personal Equipment: Candidates should bring the appropriate equipment for their own needs: If you need a kit list please request one

The rivers and venues we choose will be determined by the water levels and will reflect the required outcomes of the course. You should be prepared to travel to find suitable water.

 

Following the training you will get a preferential invitation to one of our 2 day refresher courses. These fill up very quickly and places are often hard to get. These are organised immediately prior to an assessment run by an independent assessment provider. We can sign-post you to these assessments which are run by providers we trust to give you a welcome relaxed and supportive experience. The refresher will get you up to speed and very much in the zone for success.

If you are not ready for an assessment the Refresher will allow you to take the next step in your consolidation and provide valuable feedback on your progress. You will be able to review the action plan you got from the initial Canoe Leader Training Phase.

Cheers,

Ken

Jan
31
Thu
Canoe Leader Assessment with Refresher (formerly 4 Star) @ Barnard Castle, the Sills
Jan 31 @ 8:30 am – Feb 3 @ 5:00 pm

Tandem Sequesnce

 

Canoe Leader Assessment with Refresher

Pre-requisites: Have completed a 4 Star Canoe Training/Canoe Leader Training previously.

Prior to you joining the relaxed and supportive assessment we will offer you a 2 Day Refresher Phase to ready you for it in the most ideal of circumstances. Imagine  being put through your paces by a level 5 coach who has over 20 years of course delivery at this level and is right on top of their game. You will get a day out in the wind on open water and a day on the river. Where possible we will also provide you with real paddlers to lead as we run through exactly what you need to know for an assessment.

Relaxed and Supportive Assessment: Following the first two days Refresher our job is to assess you with all the rigor the award deserves and no corners will be cut. However,  we are also committed to providing you with a stress free experience, and we are very good at it.

 

Assessment is available separately.

 

Email for details kenhughescourses@aol.com

Cheers,

Ken

Feb
12
Tue
British Canoeing Coach Award: White Water Kayak Discipline Specific Refresher and ASSESSMENT @ Cross Lanes
Feb 12 @ 8:30 am – Feb 13 @ 5:00 pm

 

British Canoeing Coach Award: White Water Kayak Discipline Specific Refresher and Assessment

Please click HERE for more details.