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British Canoeing Canoe Award


Course Information

Canoe Paddlesport

This intermediate paddling award is a combined training and assessment course which is designed to develop your personal canoe handling skills and help to develop your judgement and decision making so you have a fun and safe day out on the water.
Completing this course will enable you to feel confident in planning and undertaking canoe journeys on the water in winds up to and including Force 3, and on Grade 1 rivers with simple eddy lines.

• Choosing an appropriate paddling venue
• Understanding the weather
• What to wear and what to take with you
• Effectively paddling your canoe - forwards, backwards, sideways, stopping, manoeuvring, and        preventing a capsize
• How to enter, cross and exit a simple flow
• Decision making on open and moving water
• How to deal with a capsize: self-rescue and rescue of others
• A variety of canoe journeying techniques including use of a sail and a pole
• You will also go away with lots of ideas and inspiration for your own further development

Course Length

This course runs on two full days from 09:00 to 17:30
Attendees who do not meet the required level to achieve accreditation following the two-day course will be provided with a personal action plan and options to attend a re-assessment.
Coaching is provided by our expert team and we can provide equipment if needed; Please discuss your equipment needs with the team on making your booking.

Course Code


Course Leader

Carnegie Great Outdoors
Course Description


There are no formal pre-requisites to attend this course, however it is essential that you are able to swim in paddling clothing. We also recommend you may want to attend our Explore Paddle Award prior to attending this course. If you are wishing to gain the accreditation from British Canoeing following the course then it is essential that you have a good level of previous canoe experience in advance of attending or have previously attended the Explore Paddle Award.
We need a minimum of four booked participants for this course to run and we will contact you to rebook onto new dates or to offer a refund if we don’t reach the participant numbers required on these dates.

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14-15 November 2022
29/07/202213/11/20220£175.00[Read More]

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