This is an improvement award that helps paddlers develop fundamental paddle sport skills on flat water.
The emphasis is on gaining a breadth of experience, creating the desired movement of the boat and developing an understanding into how the paddle, boat and water interact. This two-day training and assessment course uses canoes and kayaks to give a broad range of skills.
A full detailed action plan during the course will assist in your personal development after your training course.
Successful performance at this level indicates that the paddler can consider themselves paddlers, as they can now paddle on Flat water in a kayak and canoe. This also can be used as a pre-requisite for the British Canoeing level 1 coach course.