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Nov
21
Tue
British Canoeing White Water Leader Training (formerly 4 Star) C1/OC1 and White Water Kayak @ Barnard Castle
Nov 21 – Nov 24 all-day

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Are you wanting to lead others? Would you like the very best training to prepare you for an assessment? We can do that for you. We will cover the critical leadership skills and make the link between your personal skills and the requirements of the award. You will leave the course a better leader and paddler with a clear action plan for further improvement. Not sure whether you are ready; try our 3 Star Courses where we can raise your skill level to the necessary standard.

What can you expect from our White Water Leader Courses?

A wide range of leadership strategies to offer you all the tools you need to keep a group safe on the river. You get the chance to practice and get expert feedback throughout your training. A decision making model on which to build your leadership skills. A key focus on making the connection between your personal skills and leadership.

To this end we will build on your foundations to raise your performance in simple boofing, surfing waves, side-surfing friendly stoppers, driving your boat, tactical understanding, using river features and paddling simple sections on grade 3.

All of our candidates leave us with a greater skills level. Excellent venues and rivers. We have the very best venues for these courses and our selection is carefully managed to ensure you develop both as a leader and paddler.

 

The Tees, Swale, Upper Wear and Upper South Tyne are all high quality runs.

 

Warm wishes,

 

Ken

Nov
23
Thu
White Water Leader Assessment with Refresher OC1 and White Water Kayak (formerly 4 Star) @ Barnard Castle
Nov 23 @ 8:30 am – Nov 26 @ 5:00 pm

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

This programme is full

 

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
30
Thu
Canoe Leader Assessment with Refresher (formerly 4 Star) @ Barnard Castle, the Sills
Nov 30 @ 8:30 am – Dec 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

Dec
5
Tue
Advanced Canoe Leader (formerly 5 Star) Refresher and Assessment Programme @ Barnard Castle and Ullswater
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm

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

Pre-requisites: Have completed your 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!

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

Dec
12
Tue
Moderate Water Endorsement Canoe Assessment with Refresher Day @ Barnard Castle
Dec 12 @ 8:30 am – Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm

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Moderate Water Endorsement Canoe Refresher with Assessment

A feature of our MWE Courses is the pre-course preparatory material:


“What did I think about the pre-course preparation? Well it helped clarify the coaching behaviours we used and was great in that it allowed us to start breaking down the skills. It made the training phase of the course much better and we learned much more than we might have done. I suspect it also made the assessment easier, although the atmosphere was always relaxed anyway”

 

Our philosophy is to prepare you for the experience even before you arrive. This means you get to maximise your learning potential during a Refresher a day working with a Level 5 Coach on technical, tactical and coaching input before spending time practicing your coaching with real students who are keen to learn. We select the students very carefully. This then leads seamlessly into an extended coaching experience with the same students during the Assessment Day.

Ask about our outstanding results!

Assessment Day is available separately

Assessment Prerequisites

Evidence of the following prerequisites are checked at Assessment:

Valid Moderate Water Endorsement Training

A minimum number of quality coaching sessions delivered in the specific moderate water

environment after Moderate Water Endorsement Training; this must include evidence of

progressive coaching sessions with session plans and reviews.

A valid and recognised 2-day (minimum) first aid award completed within the last 3-years

Valid CR Form

Full Home Nation Association Membership

You are required to take ORIGINAL evidence of the above prerequisites to your final assessment.

Email for details kenhughescourses@aol.com

Cheers,

Ken

Dec
14
Thu
Moderate Water Endorsement White Water Assessment with Refresher Day @ Barnard Castle
Dec 14 @ 8:30 am – Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm

Moderate Water Endorsement White Water Refresher with Assessment

A feature of our MWE Courses is the pre-course preparatory material:


“What did I think about the pre-course preparation? Well it helped clarify the coaching behaviours we used and was great in that it allowed us to start breaking down the skills. It made the training phase of the course much better and we learned much more than we might have done. I suspect it also made the assessment easier, although the atmosphere was always relaxed anyway”

 

Our philosophy is to prepare you for the experience even before you arrive. This means you get to maximise your learning potential during a Refresher a day working with a Level 5 Coach on technical, tactical and coaching input before spending time practicing your coaching with real students who are keen to learn. We select the students very carefully. This then leads seamlessly into an extended coaching experience with the same students during the Assessment Day.

Ask about our outstanding results!

Assessment Day is available separately

Assessment Prerequisites

Evidence of the following prerequisites are checked at Assessment:

Valid Moderate Water Endorsement Training

A minimum number of quality coaching sessions delivered in the specific moderate water

environment after Moderate Water Endorsement Training; this must include evidence of

progressive coaching sessions with session plans and reviews.

A valid and recognised 2-day (minimum) first aid award completed within the last 3-years

Valid CR Form

Full Home Nation Association Membership

You are required to take ORIGINAL evidence of the above prerequisites to your final assessment.

Email for details kenhughescourses@aol.com

Cheers,

Ken

Jan
9
Tue
Advanced Canoe Leader (formerly 5 Star) Refresher and Assessment Programme @ Barnard Castle and Ullswater
Jan 9 @ 9:00 am – Jan 14 @ 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
16
Tue
Advanced Canoe Leader Training (formerly 5 Star)
Jan 16 @ 8:45 am – Jan 19 @ 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
23
Tue
British Canoeing Canoe Leader Training (formerly 4 Star) @ Barnard Castle
Jan 23 @ 8:30 am – Jan 26 @ 4:45 pm

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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
27
Sat
British Canoeing Coach Award Core Training @ The Hub
Jan 27 @ 8:30 am – Jan 28 @ 5:00 pm

 

British Canoeing Coach Award Core Training

Please click Here for more details.

Contact details are included here.

 

 

Feb
1
Thu
Canoe Leader Assessment with Refresher (formerly 4 Star) @ Barnard Castle, the Sills
Feb 1 @ 8:30 am – Feb 4 @ 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
6
Tue
British Canoeing White Water Leader Training (formerly 4 Star) C1/OC1 and White Water Kayak @ Barnard Castle
Feb 6 – Feb 9 all-day

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Are you wanting to lead others? Would you like the very best training to prepare you for an assessment? We can do that for you. We will cover the critical leadership skills and make the link between your personal skills and the requirements of the award. You will leave the course a better leader and paddler with a clear action plan for further improvement. Not sure whether you are ready; try our 3 Star Courses where we can raise your skill level to the necessary standard.

What can you expect from our White Water Leader Courses?

A wide range of leadership strategies to offer you all the tools you need to keep a group safe on the river. You get the chance to practice and get expert feedback throughout your training. A decision making model on which to build your leadership skills. A key focus on making the connection between your personal skills and leadership.

To this end we will build on your foundations to raise your performance in simple boofing, surfing waves, side-surfing friendly stoppers, driving your boat, tactical understanding, using river features and paddling simple sections on grade 3.

All of our candidates leave us with a greater skills level. Excellent venues and rivers. We have the very best venues for these courses and our selection is carefully managed to ensure you develop both as a leader and paddler.

 

The Tees, Swale, Upper Wear and Upper South Tyne are all high quality runs.

 

Warm wishes,

 

Ken

Feb
10
Sat
British Canoeing Coach Award Core Training @ The Hub
Feb 10 @ 8:30 am – Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm

 

British Canoeing Coach Award Core Training

Please click Here for more details.

Contact details are included here.

 

 

Feb
19
Mon
British Canoeing Coach Award: White Water Canoe Discipline Specific Training @ Cross Lanes
Feb 19 @ 8:30 am – Feb 20 @ 5:00 pm

 

British Canoeing Coach Award: White Water Canoe Discipline Specific Training

 

Please click HERE for more details.

Feb
21
Wed
British Canoeing Coach Award: Open Water Canoe Discipline Specific Training @ Cross Lanes
Feb 21 @ 8:30 am – Feb 22 @ 5:00 pm

 

British Canoeing Coach Award: Open Water Canoe Discipline Specific Training

 

Please click HERE for more details.