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Canoeing Ireland Awards & Qualification Scheme

Canoeing Ireland’s Award and Qualification Scheme comprises of awards and qualifications in kayaking (river kayaking), sea kayaking, stand up paddle board, sit on top and open canoeing.

The Scheme primarily consists of: Skills Awards, Instructor Qualifications and Coach Qualifications.

However the Scheme is further complemented by River Safety & Rescue Awards and Coastal Navigation Awards which are now an integral part of the Award and Qualification Scheme.

Instructor Qualification Summaries

Course Registration

Registration of Training Courses and Assessments The following training courses and assessments must be registered with and validated by Canoeing Ireland:

  • Skills Training Courses above Level 3 in all disciplines
  • All Instructor Training and Assessments
  • River Safety & Rescue Courses

A panel system of training and registration exists for coaches interested in running courses and assessments. Updated lists of Panel Members are available from the Canoeing Ireland Office. Membership/Registration All trainees for instructional or leadership training courses must be registered with Canoeing Ireland. All Trainees and Instructors should renew registration on an annual basis. Only registered Instructors can organise Canoeing Ireland courses and request Canoeing Ireland certificates.