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British Canoeing Awards

The British Canoeing 1, 2 and 3 Star awards have undergone not just a name change but a significant re-write to make them more relevant to kayakers.

The new Paddle Awards help empower the paddler and recognise a paddler’s ability to operate competently at different levels ranging from sheltered to advanced water environments. We can run training assessments for all the new sea awards.

For our Sea Kayak Leader training and assessment, courses go to our Advanced Courses page.

Paddle Awards

Paddle awards are great for anyone just starting out kayaking and are designed to develop your confidence afloat in sheltered water. We’ll develop your skills and knowledge so you can get out exploring the superb coastline of Jersey.

Read about these excellent awards or, Email us to arrange Paddle Award training and assessment dates.

Or, book online.

Sea Kayak Award Training

A great day of sea kayak skills training which aims to improve your personal kayaking skills so that you can go afloat with confidence. Sit-on-top and sit inside kayakers are welcome.

We’ll work on developing your paddle skills and confidence when paddling in wind conditions of no more than Beaufort Force 3.

Get top tips and training from our highly experienced kayak coaches. Throughout the day we will kayak in some fantastic areas to enable you to put your skills into practice. At the end of the course, you’ll receive a detailed action plan.

Kayaks and kit supplied.

Extra training days and the Sea kayak award assessment can be added as private courses.

Dates. Training can be included during our introduction to kayaking courses and also as day and multi-day training.

See our Intermediate courses page for 5-day courses with training and optional assessment for the Sea Paddler award.

Email Derek for training dates.

Sea Kayak Award Assessment

The Sea Kayaker award demonstrates that you are no longer a beginner.

The award is assessed in either a sit-on-top or sit inside sea kayak.

At the end of the assessment, all candidates will receive an action plan.

All kit supplied. Reduced price, if you have all your equipment.

Assessment can be added as an extra day on the 5-day Intermediate kayak trail which often runs the 5 days before the assessment date. Assessment can also be included in our Intermediate courses and introduction to kayaking courses if the paddler meets the standards of the award.

See our booking system for dates.

Custom assessment and training days dates can be arranged.

Email Derek for custom dates.

Coastal Sea Kayak Award

The Coastal Sea Kayak Award will develop your ability to apply your paddling and decision-making skills in winds up to force 4 and/or tides up to 2 knots. You can now take this award in sea kayaks or specific sit on tops such as the designs we use.

Coastal Sea Kayak is like the Sea Kayak Leader award but without the leadership requirement. We think a lot of paddlers will, therefore, find this award to be an excellent option.

The goal is to be able to blend your paddle skills to be in control throughout the whole day, developing your efficient forward paddling, maintaining and changing direction, as well as safety considerations and rescues.

Training is possible during our multi-day courses, sea kayak leader training and on other dates. Paddlers who meet the standard of the award may have the opportunity to be assessed.

See our booking system for training and assessment dates.

Email Derek for dates of our Coastal Sea Kayak training and assessments.

Advanced Sea Kayak Award

The Advanced Sea Kayak Award focuses on paddling in winds over force 4 and/or tides over 2 knots.

You’ll need to competently paddle a sea kayak and undertake open crossings (2 nautical miles plus) as well as coastal trips.

Training will focus on developing a comprehensive understanding of your surroundings and creating a consistent and blended use of skills, so you are able to be in control in difficult conditions.

Our Big Tides and Advanced courses will help you to achieve this goal.

Assessments can be arranged if requested well in advance.

Email Derek for training and assessment dates.

Dates of our 2019 British Canoeing Paddlesport Instructor and Coach Award courses are listed below.

If you do not see a date for the British Canoeing level 1 and Coach courses please contact us.

British Canoeing Paddlesport Instructor

The British Canoeing Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport is the first step on the coaching pathway and the entry point for most paddlesport coaches.

This qualification develops the foundation coaching skills that underpin coaching practice. It introduces the fundamentals of safe, ethical and effective paddlesport coaching.

The qualification is not specific to one type of craft and is suitable for coaches who work with paddlers from any of the competitive and recreational paddlesport disciplines.

The course prepares coaches, for running taster sessions, coaching key skills, coaching paddlers in a variety of craft in sheltered and very sheltered water conditions, usually with the support of a more qualified coach.

4 days.

Contact us for 2019 dates and more information.

Coach Award (formerly level 2) Core Training

The Coach Award is for competent paddlers who want to coach sea kayakers.

Benefits of the Coach Award:

Direct entry to the training course is possible. The only prerequisite to join this training course is for you to be a member of British Canoeing.
You can select a specific pathway for training, e.g. sea kayak coach.
Supportive eLearning resources to aid learning.

Our 4-day course includes both the core training and discipline-specific sheltered water training. You will then need to go away and complete the eLearning and coaching tasks before putting yourself forward for the 1-day assessment.

Course tutor: TBC. Note. The maximum number of students per tutor is 4.

2019 Dates: Contact us.

Course outline.

To join this course, you must have a strong base of efficient and effective personal paddling skills to enable you to facilitate safe, quality and enjoyable coaching sessions in sheltered water in winds up (and including) Beaufort force 3.

Contact us if you have any questions.

Sea kayak Leader & Guide Courses

It is possible to create custom courses for sea kayakers who want to become a sea kayak guide.

Visit our Advanced courses page for the Sea kayak leader courses.

Contact us to discuss your needs.

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