What is the Coach Funding Scheme? The Coach Funding Scheme is a process that is in place to allow members to receive aid from the Club in progressing their coaching skills for the benefit of the Club.
Why have a Coach Funding Scheme? It is intended to allow the Club to grow through its members, encouraging members into coaching.
What can the Coach Funding Scheme supply money for? It provides money for UKCC Level 1 courses provided by approved individuals or organisations that will progress the applicant as well as be a benefit to the Club.
The Coach Funding Scheme will fund 50% of the UKCC L1 Coach Course. http://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/courses/level-1-certificate-in-coaching-paddlesport/
The Coach Funding Scheme will fund 50% of the FSRT (which is usually part of the UKCC L1 Course)
The Coach Funding Scheme will fund100% of an appropriate first aid course. http://www.canoe-england.org.uk/media/pdf/BCUFirstAidPolicyV1-1.pdf
The Coach Funding Scheme will fund 100% of the Safeguarding Workshop where appropriate.
The Coach Funding Scheme will fund 100% of the Paddlesafe Online Protection Course, where required.
What will the Coach Funding Scheme not supply money for? It will provide assistance towards course costs only, ie the cost the provider charges the candidate for attendance. This means that travel, food, accommodation and equipment costs for a course are not covered.
The Coach Funding Scheme will not fund BCU membership.
The Coach Funding Scheme will not fund the UKCC L1 Course Registration fee
How does the Coach Funding Scheme work? The process starts with you identifying your training need. Then you fill in a simple form available from the SCC website and submit it back to us. Our coaches/committee will review the information you supply and also look at your history of volunteering in the Club. If you have never volunteered for the Club before, they will look at your anticipated volunteering level, the information you provide and the benefits to the Club from your completion of the course. If you are successful in your application and funds are available, you will be informed straightaway.
How do the Coaches/Committee administering the Scheme administer themselves? Our existing Coaches and members of the Committee are eligible for this scheme and can apply like anyone else. However, the review process for their applications are considered by the other members of the Committee and Coaches. This way it’s all above board and traceable and we don’t just train ourselves using Club funds!
How much might I get? You pay the full amount for the UKCC Level 1 Coach course up front. On successful completion of the course and once you have received your Level 1 certificate, present this to the Club and they will reimburse you 25% of your initial outlay. Once you have completed 12 volunteering sessions with the Club during the 2017 season as a Level 1 Coach, you may apply for the remaining 25% at the beginning of the 2018 season. You will be expected to commit to a further 12 sessions in that season. (Coaching Sessions can be Thursday evening paddles, club trips or pool sessions) See table of Anticipated Costs for full details.
Where does the money come from? The Coach Funding Scheme capital comes from Club membership and donations. If no money is available you will be told.
Safeguarding & Protecting Children Anyone working regularly or alone with Under 18’s is required to be DBS/CRB checked and cannot operate in their role until cleared.
Anyone working regularly or alone with Under 18’s is required to attend a 3 hr Safeguarding Workshop. If a Workshop is not available for several months, completion of the Paddlesafe Online Protection Course would be required for the interim period.
Please contact the Welfare Officer if you require further information.