The Level 5 River Kayaking Skills Award is designed for kayakers wishing to develop advanced skills and rescue techniques appropriate to Grade IV & advanced white-water rivers.
It is an appropriate award for advanced kayakers who kayak with others of similar ability on Grade IV & advanced white-water rivers.
The Level 5 River Kayak Skills Award is a pre-requisite for progression to the Level 4 Kayak Instructor.
The Level 5 Kayak Skills Award aims to enable candidates to:
- Develop the necessary skills, group awareness, and group management to kayak safely and competently on rivers up to and including rivers of Grade IV & advanced white-water difficulty.
- Deal competently with rescue situations which might occur on rivers up to and including rivers of Grade IV & advanced white-water difficulty.
- Deal competently with First Aid situations in a remote river environment.