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Kayaking Courses

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Start Kayaking Award.HEIC
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Start Kayaking Award

We know it can be intimidating taking your first step into a new hobby, but there’s nothing to worry about, this is going to be fun! Take your worries away with this award and start with the very basics, including an enjoyable practical session. First time on the water? This is the award for you!

  • ​ 1 day course

  • All equipment provided

  • Suitable for beginners 

  • 12 years minimum age

  • £105

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Discover Kayaking Award

The Discover Award allows you to develop your decision making and practical skills for a fun and safe time on the water, as you become a more skilled and independent paddler. Through this award you will learn how to choose and effectively use equipment, whilst developing an understanding of the factors which affect your paddling.

  • ​ 1 day course

  • All equipment provided

  • Suitable for beginners 

  • 12 years minimum age

  • £130

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Explore Kayaking Award

Looking to hone in your skills before you head off on a paddle trail? If you’ve completed the Start or Discover award, want to develop your skills before moving on to Personal Performance Awards, or just want to build your confidence, the Explore award is for you!

  • ​ 1 day course

  • All equipment provided

  • Suitable for beginners 

  • 12 years minimum age

  • £130

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White Water Kayaking Award

This award is perfect for aspirant white water kayakers, providing you with the skills needed for a safe and fun day out white water paddling on rivers up to grade 2. You will learn how to use the environmental factors to identify where and when to paddle, control your kayak on moving water, safety and river etiquette.

  • ​1 day course

  • All equipment provided

  • Suitable for beginners paddlers

  • 12 years minimum age

  • £130

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Progressive White Water Award

Your Progressive White Water Award progresses your ability in decision-making and paddling skills and enables you to have a safe and fun day out on grade 3-4 rivers.

This award will further progress your ability to gather all the information you need about the water you are paddling on so that you can make the right choice on where and when to paddle.

  • ​1 day course

  • Equipment hire available

  • Suitable for intermediate paddlers

  • 12 years minimum age

  • £130

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White Water Leader Training

This course is designed for aspirant leaders looking to lead a group of paddlers on grade 2/3 white water.

The two day course will cover all the elements of the white water leader assessment and progress your leadership skills and ability.

  • ​2 day course

  • Suitable for intermediate paddlers

  • 16 years minimum age

  • £190

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White Water Leader Assessment

This assessment is for aspirant leaders looking to lead kayaking trips on grade 2/3 white water. The award allows you to work independently leading river trips for clubs, organisations, centres or peer groups. 

  • 1 or 2 days depending on candidate uptake 

  • 16 years minimum age

  • £210 inc fees

Prerequisites for this assessment include the following;

  • Full national association membership

  • White Water Safety & Rescue (wwsr) 

  •  In date First Aid and Safeguarding appropriate for this award

Click here for more information on registering for this assessment