We will cover the following on a continual training and assessment basis:
We aim to enable the following:
Kayak safely and competently on flat water and Grade I rivers as a member of a group being led and assist in basic rescues.
The Level 2 Kayak Skills Assessment must take place outdoors on flat water (i.e. water of Grade I difficulty). No part of an assessment can be taken in a swimming pool.
During an assessment all techniques and skills must be demonstrated to an assessor's satisfaction in order to achieve this award.
It may not be feasible for a junior or disabled person to assist fully in rescues - such candidates should, however, have a full understanding of the correct sequence of each of the required rescues and have some role to fulfil in the completion of these rescues.
A spraydeck must be worn throughout an assessment.
All strokes should be demonstrated in relevant situations i.e. use of a simple draw stroke to manoeuvre the kayak to the bank. Strokes should be demonstrated on both sides of the kayak.
The Level 2 Kayak Skills Award is not a compulsory pre requisite for any subsequent Canoeing Ireland skills awards.
No age restriction applies to this award.
Do you want to focus on a specific skill?
Develop your eskimo roll, practice rescues or hone your skills on strokes.
We can run a workshops for you to help you achieve your goals.