Level 3 Kayak Skills Training

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 assessment. 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.

Aim of the Training

To help level 2 skills kayakers move to the next level of the sport and begin to explore moving water  techniques on a higher grade of water.  This course focuses on solidifying level 2 skills before building level 3 skills so students have a solid foundation for paddling more difficult moving water.


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


  • €175  (Includes supply of equipment and necessary safety gear)

For further details of dates and time and to book a place please go to https://canoe.clr.events/event/129545:level-3-kayak-skills-2020

Places are limited to 6 participants


If you have any queries

Please contact trainingcentre@canoe.ie for further information

Dates:  As per booking link

What will be covered

After a revision of fundamental strokes and moving water techniques students are introduced  to intermediate strokes such as the Bow Rudder, Stern Rudder , High Brace  , Sculling and Hanging Draw.

The group then heads out onto moving water  where they are can work on practicing and fine tuning moving water techniques such as Breaking in & Breaking out of a flow ,  Ferry-gliding across moving water , concentrating on entering and exiting eddies . Students are  introduced to wave and hole surfing, and  working on teaching or improving the eskimo roll and applying it to moving situations.