Level 3 Skills Training 2019

Canoeing Ireland Training Centre run Level 3 Kayak skills training courses over two days. The course is aimed at those who;

  • Have succesfully completed Level 2 Skills training
  • Wish to progress their white water paddling skills.
  • Are over 16 years

Course content

The course is an intense two days which aims to cover all skills required on a Level 3 Kayak skills syllabus. It aims to give the paddler an understanding of moving water and how different strokes and techniques can be used to navigate the river safely.

Goal of the Training

To help Level 2 skills kayakers move to the next level of the sport and begin to explore whitewater moves on a higher grade of moving water.  This course focuses on solidifying Level 2 kayak skills and techniques and introducing  new skills on the Level 3 kayak skills syllabus to ennable students to progress their paddling ability onto to more challenging river environment and build a solid foundation for paddling more difficult whitewater.


  • Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 – 16:00


  • €140 (Includes equipment and in course transport)

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Places are limited to 6 participants


CourseMonth Date
C1March23rd - 24th
C3May11th - 12th
C4September21st - 22nd
C5October12th - 13th
C6November2nd - 3rd
C7November23rd - 24th
C8December7th - 8th

What will be covered

After a review of basic strokes and whitewater moves, we introduce or improve upon a few intermediate  strokes such as Bow Rudder, bracing strokes and hanging draw.

We then head out to moving water  where we  work on fine tuning break in’s/out’s and ferry-gliding, concentrating especially on entering micro-eddies, breaking out into fast current, and ferrying across difficult jets of water. We also introduce wave and hole surfing, and we work on teaching or improving the  roll and applying it to whitewater situations.

Level 3 Skills Assessments 2019

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Before applying to attend a Level 3 Kayak Skills Award Assessment, a candidate must:

  • Be at least 12 years of age
  • Be a member of Canoeing Ireland

For more details of teh assessment see here