General Aims

The Sea Kayak Level 2 Peer Award aims to enable participants to:

  • Can control a kayak and confidently paddle with peers in Level 2 conditions and also capable of joining more experienced kayakers on a trip led by certified leaders or instructors.
  • Can work with others to perform an assisted rescue as a swimmer and as a rescuer.
  • Have a fundamental understanding of weather, tides and have been introduced to basic navigation skills.
  • Know methods for summoning outside rescue assistance.
  • Understand how to reduce my impact on the environment and wildlife while sea kayaking.
  • Identify the next step involved in the Canoeing Ireland Sea Kayak Skills Awards.

Attendance Requirements

Requirements for attending a Level 2 Sea Kayak Skills assessment:

  • Candidates should be familiar with all aspects of theory and should be able to verbally answer questions on theory aspects of the award.
  • Training Course: Paddlers can choose a single one-day assessment, or a progressive sign off of modules in their Paddler Profile over time.
  • No age restriction applies to this award.
  • U18 Level 2 skills paddlers should be appropriately supervised by a person who is over 18 and who has suitable experience.

Course Documents