Mentoring for L2 coaching

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Mentoring for L2 coaching

Post by spawneydave » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:54 pm

Mostly to help out our club I have gone down the route of getting the UKCC coaching awards, quite a lot of hoops to jump through so I did l1 which was easy then as a Sea kayaker I had to learn about canoes so I could do the L2 stuff, got a 3* open to add to my 4* sea kayak and did a L2 course, I have since been working through the portfolio and have come up against a bit of an issue in that I need to be mentored and observed by a L3 coach whilst delivering 2 of my sessions & get my workbook looked at, I am out on the east coast at Scarborough and from what I can see these are very rare birds indeed, is anyone aware of someone who would be able to help ?

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Re: Mentoring for L2 coaching

Post by AGNorwich » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:41 pm

My reading of the guidance indicates that you only need a level 2 coach as a mentor. To quote:

"Between the training programme and assessment you are encouraged to find a coach mentor. Ideally this role is fulfilled by an experienced British Canoeing (UKCC) Level 2 Coach, or above. A mentor can help by observing delivery of your sessions, providing advice and support through the development phase, and as you work through your assessment portfolio."

https://f58619eed67ecf47f9c5-69635130c4 ... inal-1.pdf

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Re: Mentoring for L2 coaching

Post by TechnoEngineer » Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:35 pm

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Re: Mentoring for L2 coaching

Post by jamiemagee » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:22 pm

You only need an L2 coach as a mentor as suggested above

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Re: Mentoring for L2 coaching

Post by twopigs » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:33 pm

Don't forget old style BCU Level 3 coaches have loads of experience - and if they have not mentored a new style Level 2 before they might learn a lot from you!
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Re: Mentoring for L2 coaching

Post by spawneydave » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:11 pm

Thanks guys, I will check that out tomorrow, I have a couple of guys at L2 locally but I didn't think that was sufficient, Kim is still a fair way off and I don't mind travelling to get someone to go through my portfolio, its just having someone observe my sessions and give feedback.

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Re: Mentoring for L2 coaching

Post by Robert Craig » Mon May 01, 2017 12:42 pm

I have recently, as a BCU L3 coach, mentored an aspiring UKCC L2. I did learn a lot.

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