Canoeing Ireland Awards & Qualification Scheme

Canoeing Ireland’s Award and Qualification Scheme comprises of awards and qualifications in kayaking (river kayaking), sea kayaking, stand up paddle board and sit on top.

The Scheme primarily consists of: Skills Awards, Instructor Qualifications and Coach Qualifications.

However the Scheme is further complemented by River Safety & Rescue Awards and Coastal Navigation Awards which are now an integral part of the Award and Qualification Scheme.

Sit on Top

Stand Up Paddle Board

Kayak/ GP WW

Sea Kayak

Open Canoe

AUX Awards

Advanced

Skills

Awards

Level 5 River Kayak Skills

Level 5 Sea Skills

Level 5 Canoe Skills

ACN

RSR 3

Intermediate

Skills

Awards

Sit on Top River

Level 4 River Kayak Skills

Level 4 Sea Skills

Sit on Top Sea

Level 3 River Kayak Skills

Level 3 Sea Skills

Level 4 Canoe Skills

ECN

Level 3 Canoe Skills

RSR 2

Intro

Skills

Awards

Flatwater SUP

Level 2 Skills

Sit on Top Flatwater

Intro to SUP

Level 1 Skills

Level 2 Canoe Skills

RSR 1

Advanced Awards

Intermediate Awards

Intro Awards

Participation Programmes/ Awards

Good to Go Award
Paddle Able

Participation Programmes/ Awards

Good to Go Award
Paddle Able