The Level 4 Kayaking Skills Award aims to enable participants to:
To obtain the Level 4 Kayak Skills Award a participant must successfully explain and demonstrate the following techniques and skills at a level higher than that required for the Level 3 Kayak Skills Award and be capable of demonstrating any combination of the strokes competently and efficiently
An understanding of the following:
Before applying to attend a Level 4 Kayak Skills Award Assessment, a candidate must:
While it is not compulsory to attend a training course prior to assessment, it is strongly recommended.
A Level 4 Kayak Skills Award can only be assessed by a Level 4 Kayak Instructor who meets the Level 4 Kayak Skills Assessor Panel requirements.
It is recommended that the award be assessed by an Instructor other than the Instructor who ran the training course leading to assessment.
The assessment will be carried out with a maximum ratio of 4:1.
Should a candidate fail an assessment written guidelines should be given as to the areas that they need to improve on.
No other award may be assessed at the same time as the Level 4 Kayak Skills Award.
Equipment List required for Assessment:
Personal kayaking equipment: