The Level 1 Skills Award aims to enable participants to:
Perform fundamental Paddling Skills.
For paddlers U-18 it is recommended that these paddlers be supervised by a person over the age of 18 who has suitable experience.
There is no formal assessment for the Level 1 Skills Award, however, a participant must be able to demonstrate the required skills in the presence of a registered Canoeing Ireland Instructor before being given the award.
All strokes must be demonstrated on both sides.
The Level 1 Skills Award is not a compulsory pre requisite for any subsequent Canoeing Ireland skills awards.
No age restriction applies to this award
To obtain the Level 1 Kayak Skills Award, a participant must successfully explain and/or demonstrate the following techniques and skills: