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BC Sheltered Water Coach Assessment

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Fluid Skills offer BC Sheltered water assessments in two ways, you can book onto a course advertised by us or we can come and assess you at your club or work place with your group.

Both options are a 1-day assessment.

Craft Options 

You can choose to be assessed as Sheltered water kayak coach or Sheltered water canoe coach or both Sheltered water canoe/kayak coach for your pathway.

When you feel ready for your assessment contact us to start arranging your assessment plan and assessment day.this normally takes up to 2 weeks before your assessment day.

You will need to have completed the British Canoeing assessment prerequisites , Your elearning or Level 2 assessment portfolio casestudy and Workbook.

The assessment focuses on your developmemtal coaching sessions or single craft sessions showing coach understanding.

For more information or book your own assessment date contact us today.



We do everything we can to take the stress out of assessments, we are focused on the journey and not the destination. The experience will be safe, engaging and enjoyable, with the you at the heart of the process involving you in as much of the decision making as possible.

As soon as you are considering taking your assessment we encourage you to 'Check-in'. This free peace of mind registration checks you have everything in place for your assessment - find out more on the Registration Tab. 


Your assessor will guide you through the stages of arranging your assessment, discussing with you the best times and dates for the assessment, helping you ensure you have someone to coach and the appropriate assessment conditions on the day.

Your assessment will include:

  • Assessment Discussion Task
  • Practical Coaching
  • Rescue Skills
  • Personal Skills
  • Background Knowledge, Understanding and Experience

You can look at the Assessment Day Pack here. (Download and print a copy for your assessment day).

You can look at the Assessment Guidance here.


Every coach will prepare differently for their assessment, however we have provided a couple of examples of preparation for your Assessment Discussion Task here:

You also might find it useful to prepare for the discussion around your Background Knowledge, Understanding and Experience by logging your coaching experience in a logbook like this Coaching and Leadership Logbook you can also use the headings suggested and make your own!


No course dates currently available.
Please contact us if you would like to arrange or create a new course date.

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