Welcome to our new and improved Paddlesport Awards! Now being delivered on a Level Based Learning, meaning you get to progress through the ranks before rising to the top and becoming an expert on the water.
Our level 1 ‘Get on the water’ course is a 1 day course, which allows you to develop your safety and practical skills for a fun and safe time on the water, taking you on the next steps towards becoming a proficient and independent paddler.
The course includes British canoeing’s discover, and paddle safer certificate. Learn how to choose and effectively use equipment, whilst developing an understanding of the factors which affect your paddling; giving you the confidence to progress to making your own choices and being independent at level 2.
You can choose any craft to paddle or have a go in them all!
Our Level 2 ‘Progress your paddling’ gives you ownership; allowing you to choose where you move next in the world of paddlesport. Working with a coach you will be able to develop a programme that suits what you need. Learning to make confident choices with this individualised approach. Recognising your ability to independently paddle your chosen craft in a sheltered water environment.
On this course you will also gain a British canoeing Explore award certificate, which is a recommended standard for the majority of British Canoeing courses. There is no requirement to do the level 1 before participating on this course.
This is a 2 day course and just like Level 1, you can choose a craft to paddle in or have a go in them all!
At Level 3, you’re reaching the stage of specialising. Because of this, we offer 3 different awards for you to choose from. Pick your speciality or if you want to become qualified across the board, do all three!
This award is designed to develop your skills and ability to apply appropriate decision making for an enjoyable and safe day out on the sea.
The Sea Kayak Award endorses your skill, judgment and the decision making required for a successful day on the sea. You will be confident in planning and undertaking journeys on the sea, in winds up to and including force 3 and/or tides up to 1 Knot, using sea kayaks or sit on tops, in tidal or non-tidal environments, with proficient skills to be in control throughout. Your award should be seen as a sound basis for building the experience and knowledge associated with Coastal Sea Kayak Award holders.
This award will require you to have kayak proficiency like the Woodmill level 2. This award will take 2 days to complete.