Coach.ca - The Locker
Do you know what The Locker is? If the answer is no, then you’re missing out on knowing your current Leader/Instructor/Coach status, on updating your Professional Development (PD) points, and you’re missing out on tons of free NCCP courses.
You should log in after every course and make sure that you got credit for your hard work! You’ll need your NCCP # and Password. When you take your first course, the Learning Facilitator will add you to the system, which will assign you a #. Use the NCCP# Lookup to find the number that was created.
If it’s your first time or you forgot your password, there is a process to get it. Once in, go to your Profile to see all your courses and Certification Status.
Certification – Transcript
At the top left you can see Simple View or Detail View. Choose Detail View to see the Event and Modules that you have been given credit for.
In Training – You completed part of the require training for a given context
Trained – You completed the training, but you either haven’t been evaluated in that context, or you’re missing another piece of the process (likely Making Ethical Decisions evaluation).
Certified – You are certified to lead/teach/coach in a specific context. This is good for three years
Certification – Maintenance - PD Points
You need professional development points in order to maintain your status after three years (Coach context is 5yr window). Lake & L2I2 = 12points 3 yrs. You can Self Report up to 3 points for non-NCCP PD activities.
Active Whitewater Leadership – 1 PD point per year
Safe Sport Training – 1 PD point – good for 3 years
NCCP courses – 2-4 PD points
CKC Swiftwater Rescue – 2-3 PD Points
First AID – 3 PD Points
Other Sports/Leadership conferences, courses, etc – 1-3 PD Points
If Certification lapses, you can fill your PD Points requirement to get reinstated. NCCP Sport PD Requirements: https://coach.ca/sites/default/files/2023-02/Maintenance-of-Certificati…
Specific Context Items
Making Ethical Decisions (MED) – This training and evaluation is mandatory for all Certifications.
Training – is part of Lake, L2I2 courses (or you can take it separately (but it costs $$))
Evaluation – Once the Lake or L2I2 course is approved in the Locker, then you will be able to take the Evaluation for free. If you try to take it too early, then it will try and charge you.
Safe Sport Training – This online course is recommended for all leaders, instructors, coaches and volunteers
Needs to be done every three years
AWA Screening – For all volunteers and staff https://www.albertawhitewater.ca/form/safe-sport-screening
Police Checks – For people with financial accountability and/or working with youth. Good for two years
Pool Kayak Instructor Training (PKI)
This is a Community Stream course and as such is not a Certification, just a Training.
Lake Instructor Certification
Pool Training Course
Lake Training Course (Includes Making Ethical Decisions Training)
Lake Instructor Evaluation (must show Lake Safety & Lesson Plan)
Making Ethical Decisions Evaluation (Shows under Multi-Sport)
Leader 2 Instructor 2 (L2I2)
These modules can be taken & evaluated separately. Often people will choose to evaluate the Leader portion first and get experience as a Leader before getting evaluated as an Instructor.
Leader 2 Training
Instructor 2 Training
Leader 2 Evaluation
Instructor 2 Evaluation
Making Ethical Decisions (If not already done)
Leader 3 Instructor 3 (L3I3)
The same process as L2I2. If you’re at this level, then you should have it dialed.
Competition Coaching Stream
Comp-Intro Whitewater Coach – Whitewater Multidiscipline
Training Site Evaluation
Comp-Dev Slalom Coach – Slalom only at this time
Multiple Multi-sport Modules
Slalom Technical Module
Learning Facilitators (and attendees)
Ensure duplicate accounts aren’t accidentally created (this often leads to disconnected evaluations)
Enter all Event info into the Locker
Ensure Leader has Delivery Role defined
Ensure Attendees have All modules added to training
Ensure Attendees have appropriate modules added to Evaluations
MED is not part of the Pool Instructor pathway
MED Training is part of the Lake & L2I2 workshop
MED Evaluations are free online for Lake & L2I2 trained instructors
Make sure the Candidate Reinvestment fees are paid to AWA at the same time the course is recorded.