To develop an award to highlight the benefits of paddle sports.
To develop an award that does not focus on technical skills acquisition.
To create an award that is adaptable, learner centred and achievable.
Can be achieved by any demographic on any paddle sport craft.
Who can run this Award?
Any Canoeing Ireland qualified, valid and registered instructor can run this award, if they adhere to the scope of their qualification and only operate in an environment that they are qualified to operate in.
Instructors wishing to run this Award should register with Canoeing Ireland to do so in order to obtain the instructor resource pack and to gain access to certification.
The instructors must also consider the participants that will be involved in the award and choose a location that is best suited to meeting the needs of the participants.
Instructors will also be encouraged to attend CPD’s and Workshops to increase their skill sets to deliver these programs if they feel the need to do so.
Achieving the Award
Interested party contacts and liaises with facilitator.
Facilitator assess the correct level of programme.
Instructor organises sessions with the group/ individual.
Instructor keeps track of the sessions in on the reflective section of the cert.
If the aims are met the instructor prints the certs and signs off.
Participants are registered with Canoeing Ireland. Participants retain cert to complete further modules later
The participant should be exposed to the wellbeing benefits of paddle sports
Instructors should allow for the participants to reflect on wellbeing indicators and develop and understanding of how paddle sports can influence these indicators. (active, responsible, connected, resilient, respected and aware.)
Instructors should create an atmosphere and ethos where participants can be present in the paddle sports experience.