Any upcoming training courses will be advertised on the club calendar and via the regular Notes from Canalside which is emailed to members.
The RCC Map for Training & Coaching gives a high level view of the paths to improve personal paddling skills and to undertake the qualifications for paddle sport coaching.
Further details about each of the options in the map can be found in the briefing note that outlines the training routes available to further personal paddling, safety and rescue, river leading and coaching skills.
Members who wish to undertake professional paddle sport or first aid training and/or assessment can apply to the committee for discretionary subsidies. Members will need to demonstrate that they are active members of the club and that the training will be of benefit to the club rather than solely for the individual.
Examples of suitable training courses include:
- British Canoeing UKCC coaching courses, e.g. Level One training and/or assessment
- British Canoeing Moderate Water and/or Advanced Water Endorsement
- First aid courses (recognised as appropriate by British Canoeing)
- British Canoeing Four Star and Five Star courses
- Foundation Safety and Rescue training (FSRT)
- White Water Safety and Rescue Training
- Advanced White Water Safety and Rescue Training
Courses organised by RCC and run by club volunteers will not generally be eligible for subsidy.
More details on what will and won’t be considered for subsidy, review the Training & Subsidy Briefing.
Your application must be received by the Safety and Training Officer within a period of three months of the course’s finishing date or before the next Committee Meeting (whichever is the longer). You can apply for a subsidy before your training, but no subsidy will be paid until after the course and you have submitted an article outlining your experiences from the training.
If you have any questions regarding subsidies, please contact the club’s Training & Safety Officer on [email protected]
Expenses for coaches
A designated coached trip is one which has been presented to and discussed at a Training Meeting and then ratified by the committee.
Coaches and experienced paddlers who coach on such designated trips may, if they wish, claim transport and accommodation expenses.
For full details, see the section on Coached Trips on the Organising Trips page