Canoeing

British Canoeing Personal Performance Awards:

Canoe Award

The Canoe Award endorses your skill, judgment and decision making when journeying. You will be confident in planning and undertaking canoe journeys on the water in winds up to and including force 3 taking place on grade 1 rivers with simple eddy lines. Your award is a sound basis for building the experience and knowledge associated with the Progressive Canoe Award.

 

Pre – requisites: logged trips in Canoe, previous experience or training.

(Price doesn't include certificate fee)

Course Dates and Locations:

23rd/24th January 2020 - Brecon Beacons

£150

 

Progressive Canoe Award 

The Progressive Canoe Award endorses your ability to apply appropriate decision making skills for a safe day out canoeing on grade 2(3) rivers and large areas of open water. On open inland water, you might be up to 500m from shore and in winds up to and including force 4.  If travelling on the sea, you would be using sheltered areas, small bays and harbours with the minimal possibility of being blown offshore.  When on the sea, you will be happy operating in force 3 winds (force 2 if the wind direction is offshore). This award should be seen as a sound basis for independently building the experience and expertise associated with Advanced Canoe Award holders.

 

 

Pre – requisites: Logged trips in canoe, previous experience or training.

(Price doesn't include certificate fee)

Course Dates and Locations:

11th/12th January 2020 - Brecon Beacons

£160

 

British Canoeing Leadership Awards:

Canoe Leader Training

The canoe leader is for those who want to lead groups in moving water grade 2 (3) and open water up to force 4 winds 500 meters away from shore. During this course we will cover personal paddling skills, leadership strategies, group management and safety and rescue skills.

 

Here at Rapid Skills we offer 3 options when doing the training for this course 2 day, 3 day and 4 day long courses but which is the best option?

 

- Recommended - 3 day course - we recommended this option as it gives you the best value for money and allows us to go into more detail in the course and really focus on personal paddling skills as well as the course content. This course has the highest pass success rate when people go for assessment.

 - 2 day course - if you already have lots of experience canoeing or hold a leadership award in another discipline e.g. white water kayak leader this could be the course for you. All course content will be covered but we might not have the opportunity to focus on personal skills as much as we would like to.

-  4 day course - this is a great opportunity to get 4 days of in depth coaching and training with 2 days at both venues. If your coming straight from canoe award and are new to leadership this is a fantastic starting point for you.

 

Pre – requisites: canoe award or similar standard.

Course Dates:
Number of Days:
Location:
Cost:
Spaces Left:
Payment:
 27/11/2019 to 28/11/2019
2 Days
Brecon Beacons
£180
0
 27/11/2019 to 29/11/2019
3 Days
Brecon Beacons
£250
0
 25/01/2020 to 26/01/2020
2 Days
Brecon Beacons
£180
4
 25/01/2020 to 27/01/2020
3 Days
Brecon Beacons
£250
4
29/02/2020 to 02/03/2020
3 Days
Brecon Beacons
£250
4

Canoe Leader Assessment

2 day relaxed and supportive assessment on grade 2 (3) moving water one day and open water with up to force 4 winds on the other day. Students provided for candidates to lead in these environments across the two days.

 

Pre – requisites: 

  • Relevant Leadership Training: Canoe Leader training within previous 3 years

  • Relevant Safety Training: White Water Safety & Rescue training or (or Rescue 3 Whitewater Rescue Technician)

  • First Aid Award: Recognised 2-day First Aid within last 3 years

  • Registration Fee: £39 for British Canoeing Members

  • Age: 16 years of age, or older 

  • Price includes Rapid Skills paying the BC admin fee of £10

  • *Price does not include British Canoeing LR form fee

Assessment Dates:
Number of Days:
Location:
Cost:
Spaces Left:
Payment:
 30/11/2019 to 01/12/2019
2 Days
Brecon Beacons
£180
6
15/02/2020 to 16/02/2020
2 Days
Dartmoor
£180
6