Paddle Explore Award

Description

10 CPD Points

Your Paddle Explore Award gives you ownership; because you choose what to focus on and where you move next in the world of paddlesport. Working with a coach you will be able to develop a programme that suits you, as a result no two Explore Awards are the same. In this award you will take ownership of your own decisions and learn to make confidence choices, based on the places you paddle, wind and weather.

You will learn to make confident choices. Above all you will Recognise your ability to independently paddle your chosen craft in a sheltered water environment.

Quotes from our Learners

It has been an amazing experience, which has been challenging, but so worth every minute and it has left me keen to learn more. I am so grateful to my coach for all his patience and for guiding, supporting and believing in me, enabling me to achieve my first (of many I hope) paddlesport qualifications. Sarah

 

I am now a member of Avon Outdoor Activities Club and to be able to partake in kayaking trips, they expect you to complete the Paddle Explore Award, so you are competent in rescues and understand the basics. It made sense for me to do this as I wanted to get myself on the water as soon as possible. I really enjoyed completing the Paddle Explore Award, it was great fun. The coaches were excellent, I met loads of new people and the courses were fun. I came out of them far more confident than I was expecting. It gave me the confidence to consider doing white water. – Lee, Bristol.

 

There are a wide variety of reasons that people are choosing to do the new Paddle Explore Award, some just wanting to start a new hobby. A couple came to us as they were going on a cruise to Greenland. As part of the trip, they were going to paddle the Fjords with an instructor but wanted to be proficient so they could enjoy the experience more. A father and son wanted to start going on adventures. Another paddler wanted to set up a local experience on his canals for young people, the start of his coaching journey. Paul – Staffordshire

Ready to begin?

use our finder to find a course or provider and start your journey today

Want to know more?

Read the award description here: Paddle Explore Award Description

If you’ve never been paddling before, it might be worth starting with the Start or Discover awards.

Content

Whilst exploring your environment from your chosen craft your coach will explore with you the knowledge, skills and help you gain experiences that will help you become independent on the water.

This will include:

  • Getting Ready
  • At the Venue
  • On the Water
  • Safety and rescue
  • After the Session
  • Future Development

Course Assessment

The Paddle Explore Award has no formal assessment, you paddle with your coach exploring the knowledge and skills you need to paddle independently in the sheltered water environment. Reflecting on each of your paddles and agreeing 'what next' with your coach is exciting and empowering, as a result your Paddle Explore is Awarded when you're ready!

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UK Courses

Paddle Explore Award
  • Sat 17-10-2020
    Adrian Green
    Southwater Watersports.co.uk, Southwater Country Park, Cripplegate Lane, Southwater, West Sussex, RH13 9UN, UNITED KINGDOM
Paddle Explore Award
  • Sat 28-11-2020
    Adrian Green
    Southwater Watersports, Southwater, West Sussex, RH13 9UN, UNITED KINGDOM
10 CPD Points
Course Description

Your Paddle Explore Award gives you ownership; because you choose what to focus on and where you move next in the world of paddlesport. Working with a coach you will be able to develop a programme that suits you, as a result no two Explore Awards are the same. In this award you will take ownership of your own decisions and learn to make confidence choices, based on the places you paddle, wind and weather.

You will learn to make confident choices. Above all you will Recognise your ability to independently paddle your chosen craft in a sheltered water environment.

Quotes from our Learners

It has been an amazing experience, which has been challenging, but so worth every minute and it has left me keen to learn more. I am so grateful to my coach for all his patience and for guiding, supporting and believing in me, enabling me to achieve my first (of many I hope) paddlesport qualifications. Sarah

 

I am now a member of Avon Outdoor Activities Club and to be able to partake in kayaking trips, they expect you to complete the Paddle Explore Award, so you are competent in rescues and understand the basics. It made sense for me to do this as I wanted to get myself on the water as soon as possible. I really enjoyed completing the Paddle Explore Award, it was great fun. The coaches were excellent, I met loads of new people and the courses were fun. I came out of them far more confident than I was expecting. It gave me the confidence to consider doing white water. – Lee, Bristol.

 

There are a wide variety of reasons that people are choosing to do the new Paddle Explore Award, some just wanting to start a new hobby. A couple came to us as they were going on a cruise to Greenland. As part of the trip, they were going to paddle the Fjords with an instructor but wanted to be proficient so they could enjoy the experience more. A father and son wanted to start going on adventures. Another paddler wanted to set up a local experience on his canals for young people, the start of his coaching journey. Paul – Staffordshire

Ready to begin?

use our finder to find a course or provider and start your journey today

Want to know more?

Read the award description here: Paddle Explore Award Description

If you’ve never been paddling before, it might be worth starting with the Start or Discover awards.

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