British Canoeing Sea Kayak Awards

British Canoeing 3 Star Sea Kayak Training

This award recognises the differing needs of sea kayakers from other kayaking disciplines. As with the other 3 star courses, the emphasis of this 2 day course will now be on demonstrating applied skills in the real environment.

The evening session will cover the relevant theory aspects of the British Canoeing Syllabus.

This course will cover personal paddling, safety & rescue skills, group leadership skills and appropriate theory.

We understand that everyone learns differently and we adapt our teaching style to ensure that all participants get the most out of the courses.

Trainees should be able to demonstrate a consistent 2 Star Kayak standard of performance as a minimum to be on this course.

British Canoeing  3 Star Sea Kayak Assessment

This one day course is the assessment for the British Canoeing 3 Star Sea Kayak award.

Holders of this award will have to demonstrate the skills and knowledge to be an effective member of a group in sheltered sea conditions, with winds up to Force 3. This award is a requirement for 4 Star Sea Kayak training.

British Canoeing 3 Star Syllabus and Assessment Notes & Training Notes.

Candidates will need to demonstrate appropriate personal paddling skills, safety & rescue skills, leadership, group awareness and underpinning theoretical knowledge. The assessment will be conducted via task setting, observation and discussion in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Candidates must be at an appropriate standard for assessment, ideally they will have completed 3 Star training. and at least 3 different sea journeys of a minimum of 3 hours & a minimum of one 3 hour session in an alternative discipline must be completed before attempting this course.

Candidates should be aware and required to have the equipment for this award. Items are available to hire on request.

Greene Adventures 3 Star Sea Kayak courses are normally run from Brighouse Bay Kirkcudbright, with wind up to Force 3. If the weather is unkind to us we will relocate to Loch Ken for practical work.

British Canoeing Sea Kayak Leader Training

This course comprises the training element of the British Canoeing Sea Kayak Leader award. The award is the beginning of the leadership route in its own right. Holders of the British Canoeing Sea Kayak Leader certificate will be qualified to lead groups of up to 4 competent others in moderate sea conditions. Please note that this is not a coaching award and is not deemed suitable by the British Canoeing for introducing beginners to the sport.

British Canoeing Sea Kayak Leader Syllabus and Training Notes.

People attending 4 star training must be paddling at a British Canoeing 3 star sea level or appropriate experience.

Content

The 2 day course will cover the following elements:

  • Coastal navigation and tidal planning course (prerequisite of this course.) Courses can be provided upon request. Also there is a British Canoeing certification fee for the Navigation and Tidal Planning course, currently £5 for members.
  • Personal paddling
  • Leadership and group organisation
  • Boat set up and appropriate equipment
  • Safety and rescue
  • Environmental issues

This course will cover personal paddling, safety & rescue skills, group leadership skills and appropriate theory.

NB You may undertake the Coastal Navigation course separately from the Sea Kayak Leader Training. The prices for these different options are advertised on the Greene Adventures website.

British Canoeing Sea Kayak Leader Assessment

This assessment course is for the British Canoeing Sea Kayak Leader Award. The responsibility of this qualification is significantly greater than its predecessor and now permits holders to lead a group of up to 4 competent others in moderate sea conditions. This is not a coaching award and it is not deemed suitable by the British Canoeing for the introduction of beginners to the sport.

British Canoeing Sea Kayak Leader Syllabus and Assessment notes & Training Notes for guidance.

Assessment will be through task setting, observation and discussion in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. 

The assessment course will cover the following competencies:

  • Personal paddling skills
  • Safety and rescue
  • Leadership and group management
  • Theory (e.g. navigation, tidal planning, environment etc.)

It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that they are aware of and meet the minimum requirements for this qualification.

Check the British Canoeing website for a comprehensive list of requirements.

Greene Adventures courses are normally run from Brighouse Bay Kirkcudbright, with wind up to Force 4. If the weather is unkind to us we will relocate to Loch Ken for practical work.

We are happy to organise and run courses at a venue of your choice.

If you have any questions concerning the Training or Assessment then please do not hesitate to contact me, I will be happy to assist and advise you.

Please visit the Events Calendar for dates and costs.

Equipment & boats are available to hire if required.

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