Coaches

Our coaches are volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to helping the world enjoy canoeing more. We work with best practice following qualification schemes from the SCA and BC. E-mail the  coaching coordinator with any questions. All coaches and coach helpers are Disclosure Scotland (PVG Scheme) vetted as a base level. We then add qualifications as they progress in the sport.

We would love to recruit more coaches – please email or talk to us if you want to help!

Qualifications:

UKCC Level 1 Qualified to coach in assessed suitable environment (e.g. at FCC Boathouse)
UKCC Level 2 Qualified to coach in sheltered water
4 Star Leader Can lead a group of competent paddlers in relevant moderate water (e.g. a river)
UKCC Level 2 + MWE Moderate Water Endorsement. Qualified to coach in relevant moderate water (e.g. a river)
(Old) BCU Level 3 Qualified with the older scheme to coach in moderate moving water
Pinkston ESO External Site Operator for Pinkston Watersports Centre
Assessed to coach at FCC boathouse Level 1 coaches with site specific assessment to coach alone at FCC boathouse

See BC Qualifications for more explanation.

Qualified Coaches

Has UKCC Level 1+, FSRT (Foundation Safety Rescue Training), First Aid, Safeguarding course, PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) and assessed to coach at the boathouse
Mick James
Mick James
Commodore, Qualified Coach
UKCC Level 2 Coach4* Leader in Open Canoe 3* White Water WWSR (White Water Safety Rescue) Disability Awareness Strength and Conditioning Coach...
Cara McGuigan
Cara McGuigan
Qualified Coach
UKCC Level 1 Coach 3* WW Kayak 3* Open Canoe Disability Awareness Event Safety Training Coaching Young Paddlers PVG, Safeguarding Training, FSRT...
Poppy C
Poppy C
Co-opted for polo, child protection, Event Safety Officer, Qualified Coach
UKCC Level 2 Coach 4* Leader White Water Trainee 3* White Water 3* Open Canoe WWSR (White Water Safety Rescue) Polo - Grade 4 Referee Slalom Coach...
Rachel H
Rachel H
Qualified Coach
UKCC Level 1 Coach 4* Leader White Water Trainee 3* White Water 3* Open Canoe WWSR (White Water Safety Rescue) Polo - Grade 3 Theory Referee Polo...
Barbara T
Barbara T
Qualified Coach
UKCC Level 2 Coach L2 Coach Moderate Water Endorsement in White Water Moderate Water Endorsement White Water training 4* Leader White Water...
Catherine J
Catherine J
Qualified Coach
UKCC level 2 Slalom discipline module level 1 Coaching the mind foundation module Coaching young paddlers foundation module
Tony L
Tony L
Qualified Coach
UKCC Level 1 Coach WWSR (White Water Safety Rescue) Slalom Coach Module Part 2 Pinkston ESO Slalom Paddler Development Module Intermediate PVG...
Andrew T
Andrew T
Qualified Coach
UKCC Level 1 Coach Slalom module part 1 PVG, Safeguarding Training, FSRT, First Aid
Robert A
Robert A
Qualified Coach, Paracanoe
UKCC Level 1 Coach Disability Awareness Event Safety Training PVG, Safeguarding Training, FSRT, First Aid
David S
David S
Qualified Coach
UKCC Level 1 Coach Disability Awareness Event Safety Training PVG, Safeguarding Training, FSRT, First Aid
Ross N
Ross N
Qualified Coach
Level 1 coach Level 2 training 3* WW Kayak 3* Open Canoe 3* Sea White water safety and Rescue First Aid at Work (16 Hours) Coastal Navigation...
Tomas D
Tomas D
Qualified Coach
UKCC Level 1 Coach Disability Awareness Event Safety Training PVG in progress (20/8/15) Safeguarding Training, FSRT, First Aid
Jenny N
Jenny N
Qualified Coach
UKCC Level 1 Coach 4* WW Leader 3* WW Disability Awareness WWSR (White Water Safety Rescue) PVG, Safeguarding Training, FSRT, First Aid
Dan R
Dan R
Qualified Coach
UKCC Level 1 Coach Event Safety Training PVG in Progress FSRT, First Aid
Rachel L
Rachel L
Qualified Coach
UKCC Level 1 Coaching in the outdoor module WWSR FSRT ACA Level 4 Whitewater kayaking instructor Remote Emergency Care Level 2 (booked onto) SCA...
Cassie A
Cassie A
Qualified Coach
UKCC Level 1 Coach First Aid

Coaching Assistants

Qualified with UKCC Level 1
Louis C
Louis C
Coach Assistant
UKCC Level 1 Coach Safeguarding Training, FSRT, First Aid
Mark C
Mark C
Coach Assistant
UKCC Level 1 PVG in progress
Thomas S
Thomas S
Coach Assistant
UKCC Level 1

Coaching Helpers

Completed induction meeting, PVG scheme approved (or will be in max 3 months)
Katerina Stein
Katerina Stein
Club Secretary, Coach Helper
4* Leader WW Trainee 4* Leader OC trainee 3* White Water 3* Sea WWSR (White Water Safety Rescue) BCU Paddleability Foundation Disability Awareness...
Laura Budge
Laura Budge
Coach Helper
In Safe Hands Safeguarding and Child Protection 2 First Aid
Jamie N
Jamie N
Coach Helper
PVG in progress
Anna M
Anna M
Coach Helper
Disability Awareness Coaching Young Paddlers Safeguarding Training PVG, Safeguarding Training, FSRT, First Aid
Simon M
Simon M
Coach Helper
PVG, FSRT, First Aid<
Sara G
Sara G
Coach Helper
PVG in progress
David R
David R
Coach Helper
PVG in progress
Norman K
Norman K
Coach Helper
PVG in progress Safeguarding Training
Robert S
Robert S
Coach Helper
PVG in progress

Cadets

Helpers under 16
Michael D
Michael D
Cadet