The Level 3 Canoe Skills Award aims to enable participants to:
- Canoe safely and competently on rivers up to and including of Grade II difficulty as a member of peers.
- Be capable of negotiating obstacles encountered on water of Grade II difficulty
- Be able to carry out rescues likely to be encountered while canoeing with assistance.
To obtain the Level 3 Canoe Skills Award, a participant must successfully explain and demonstrate the following techniques and skills at a level higher than that required for the Level 2 Canoe Skills Award.
The participant should be capable of carrying out all the strokes in both double and solo canoe (where the stroke is relevant).