Coaching Courses

Welsh Sea Rowing are periodically able to offer various courses to all member clubs. Details of these courses are shown below. We will publish the dates of the next courses becoming available well in advance via this website and all our communications channels.

Session Coach Course

Quick Facts
How much will it cost?
£230 (at time of writing this article)

How long is the award?
20 hours of face-to-face tutoring including assessment.
The course is normally delivered over a Saturday and Sunday (all day) and then an assessment day will follow on the Saturday two weeks later.

Course Aims
The L2* Session Coach is endorsed by 1st4Sport qualifications and concentrates on helping you develop rowers through skills based sessions, and replaces the ‘Learn to Row Instructor’. As part of the national qualification framework the UKCC qualification provides learners with an opportunity to take their first step onto a formal qualification pathway. The course aims to train and support our coaches to the best possible standard whilst developing their coaching skills and providing them with a range of tools that they can take back to their clubs.

What will I get out of it?
As a Session Coach Award holder, you will be able to plan, deliver and review stand-alone rowing sessions and you will be qualified to work independently, but you may be part of a larger coaching team delivering a session as part of a programme written by someone else.

*WSR have had clarification from British Rowing that the Session Coach award qualifies as a L2 qualification.

Further Recommendations

It is also a recommendation that all Coaches taking the Session Coach Course also attend Man Overboard Training (either a British Rowing course or one run by the RNLI) and have a valid Safeguarding and 1st Aid Certificate. 

There is also a free course available on CPR provided by UK Coaching:
UK Coaching – Sudden Cardiac Arrest eLearning Course

Date of next course: TBA

WSR are currently hoping to run a Session Coach Course in March 2022. The exact dates will be confirmed as soon as possible. Please email secretary@searowing.wales if you would like to be placed on a ‘reminder’ list for when the date is published.

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