Level 1 at burnham on crouch - assessment weekend - march 2013
Run over two weekends, which gives students time to consolidated the learning from weekend 1 to assessment weekend 2. Their homework was to plan a Level 1 session for 30 minutes in a specific type of boat - kayak or canoe, making use of the IDEAS framework if they wished, with clear objectives, lots of activity, feedback. The training weekend had been good weather well within the remit of Level 1 coaches. The assessment weekend presented a few problems as the wind was stronger than we would have liked. The first session on the Saturday was done at the marina where the water was a little more sheltered. Sunday was a little easier as the wind had dropped. The temperature was very cold, which possibly helped students develop very active sessions, but tutor & peer feedback to students was shorter to reduce standing around. Everyone passed. Photos are of assessed sessions.