CI Awards Scheme

We provide a full range of Canoeing Ireland syllabus courses incuding proficiency courses and assesements for levels 1-4, RSR 1-2 and SUP level 1-2. We run a number of scheduled courses each season but we can also provide courses and assesements for groups and clubs at a time and place that suits you. For more information please contact the office on 01 6264363 or by emailing activities@canoecentre.ie.

Level 2 Skills

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Level 2 Skills Course

The level 2 skills award aims to enable participants to kayak safely and competently on flat water as a member of a group while also being able to assist in basic rescues.

This course is run on flat water over two days. Participants will walk away with a better understanding of more advanced flat-water skills, how to safely enjoy taking part in kayak trips and how to participate in a capsize recovery. This course is suitable for beginners but it does help if you have taken part in a kayak activity before. This is the ideal follow on to our 'First steps' Session for those who are looking to learn specific strokes and techniques.

We provide all of the required equipment so all you will need is a towel and swimwear for under your wetsuit. You can also use your own equipment if you would prefer.

Level 2 Skills Assessment

The level 2 skills award aims to enable participants to kayak safely and competently on flat water as a member of a group while also being able to assist in basic rescues.

This course is run on flat water over two days. Participants will walk away with a better understanding of more advanced flat-water skills, how to safely enjoy taking part in kayak trips and how to participate in a capsize recovery. This course is suitable for beginners but it does help if you have taken part in a kayak activity before. This is the ideal follow on to our 'First steps' Session for those who are looking to learn specific strokes and techniques.

We provide all of the required equipment so all you will need is a towel and swimwear for under your wetsuit. You can also use your own equipment if you would prefer.

Level 3 River Skills

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Level 3 Skills Course

The course is spread over two days, we aim to cover all skills required for a Canoeing Ireland Level 3 Kayak Skills award . This course will give paddlers an understanding of moving water and how different strokes and techniques can be used to navigate the river safely. The minimum numbers for the course are 4 and a maximum number of 6.

This course is for people who are already members of Canoeing Ireland and hold a Level 2 Kayak Skills award, the course can be run on the Liffey, Boyne or any local surrounding rivers to Dublin. Gear can be provided, however, in these cases the course will need to be run on the Liffey. Groups of 5 or more will automatically receive 10% off the final total.

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Level 3 Skills Refresher

A single day refresher course is designed for paddlers who need some additional coaching to help pass the Level 3 Kayak Skills assessment. This refesher is best suited to those who have attended our Level 3 Kayak Skills course or want to do a dry run at a mock assessment to see what they need to work on.

The minimum number of particants is 4 and the maximum number is 6. This can be run on the Liffey, Boyne or any local surrounding rivers to Dublin. Gear can be provided, however, in these cases the course will need to be run on the Liffey.

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Level 3 Assessment

This Level 3 River Kayak Skills Assessment, covering all the criteria listed by Canoeing Ireland. This is only reccomend for paddlers how have attended our Level 3 Skills Kayak Course. This one day assesment can take place on the Liffey, Boyne or any other surrounding rivers to Dublin. Included in the price is a printed skills certificate.

If you require gear such as kayaks, paddles etc then we can only run the assessment on the Liffey. The maximum number of participants is 6.

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Level 3 Skills Guide Hire

We can provide you with a fully qualified Level 3 River Kayak instructor for your group, we work on a ratio of 1:6. We can meet you at what ever river you have in mind or reccomend trips. You will need all your own gear, but if you choose to run a trip on the Liffey we can supply equipment.

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