Progressive White Water Award

Description

10 CPD Points

Your Progressive White Water Award progresses your ability in decision-making and paddling skills and enables you to have a safe and fun day out on grade 3-4 rivers.

This award will further progress your ability to gather all the information you need about the water you are paddling on so that you can make the right choice on where and when to paddle. You will ensure that the grade is suitable for your ability and not likely to change further down the river or be affected by any incoming weather. As well as ensuring the features you choose are challenging enough to suit the purposes of your session. You and your Coach will consider the best equipment for the conditions you shall be paddling on. As well as considering further safety equipment for the more advanced conditions.

What is it all about?

For a successful session on white water you will need to have a range of skills. This award develops your existent white water skills to allow you to blend planned activity to recovery abilities to allow for a successful session on the water. You will continue to develop your tactics when running a river.

This includes:

  • Identifying hazards and features to avoid.
  • Using the topography and features of the river to help you maintain or change direction

 You will consider what techniques you can use when paddling with others, such as your positioning and the environmental awareness required when paddling with other water users. As well as further rescue skills to help should they, or you, capsize or get into difficulty.

After each session you and your Coach will reflect on what went well and where you would like to go next. Each day we spend paddling we further expand our skills and knowledge, creating a more enjoyable experience on the water. With no two experiences ever the same, we never stop learning. Continually evaluating the choices we make creates a natural evolution of decision making and paddling ability.

Quotes from our learners:

“We appreciated the fact that the new Personal Performance Awards can be done in combination with other awards and it was great to leave with an endorsement of our personal paddling on Class 3-4. I will use my skills to further my leadership and personal paddling towards a more advanced environment. I have also now been signed off as a White Water Award provider and enjoy taking people out to learn how to have their own adventures on white water.” Andy.

Ready to begin?

Use our course finder to find a course or a Coach to begin your journey today!

Want to know more?

Read the award description here: Progressive White Water Award Description

If you are new to paddling white water you may wish to look at the White Water Award.

If you feel you have enough white water experience, then you may wish to move on to the Advanced White Water Award. Or you may wish to look at the White Water Kayak Leader. Use our finder to look for a course or a Coach today.

Content

During this award you will build on your existent skills. You will continue to assess the environmental conditions to make the right key decisions. As well as continuing to develop your personal skills to allow you to paddle with flair and confidence in more advanced conditions.

This will include:

  • Location
  • Getting Ready
  • At the Water
  • White Water Skills
  • After the Session
  • Future Development

Course Assessment

The Progressive White Water Award has no formal assessment. Each day spent on the water will further expand your skills and knowledge. This creates a more enjoyable experience on the water. As no two sessions will be the same, you will never stop learning. You and your Coach will reflect on each one and identify where you wish to go next. The award will be certificated when you are ready.

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10 CPD Points
Course Description

Your Progressive White Water Award progresses your ability in decision-making and paddling skills and enables you to have a safe and fun day out on grade 3-4 rivers.

This award will further progress your ability to gather all the information you need about the water you are paddling on so that you can make the right choice on where and when to paddle. You will ensure that the grade is suitable for your ability and not likely to change further down the river or be affected by any incoming weather. As well as ensuring the features you choose are challenging enough to suit the purposes of your session. You and your Coach will consider the best equipment for the conditions you shall be paddling on. As well as considering further safety equipment for the more advanced conditions.

What is it all about?

For a successful session on white water you will need to have a range of skills. This award develops your existent white water skills to allow you to blend planned activity to recovery abilities to allow for a successful session on the water. You will continue to develop your tactics when running a river.

This includes:

  • Identifying hazards and features to avoid.
  • Using the topography and features of the river to help you maintain or change direction

 You will consider what techniques you can use when paddling with others, such as your positioning and the environmental awareness required when paddling with other water users. As well as further rescue skills to help should they, or you, capsize or get into difficulty.

After each session you and your Coach will reflect on what went well and where you would like to go next. Each day we spend paddling we further expand our skills and knowledge, creating a more enjoyable experience on the water. With no two experiences ever the same, we never stop learning. Continually evaluating the choices we make creates a natural evolution of decision making and paddling ability.

Quotes from our learners:

“We appreciated the fact that the new Personal Performance Awards can be done in combination with other awards and it was great to leave with an endorsement of our personal paddling on Class 3-4. I will use my skills to further my leadership and personal paddling towards a more advanced environment. I have also now been signed off as a White Water Award provider and enjoy taking people out to learn how to have their own adventures on white water.” Andy.

Ready to begin?

Use our course finder to find a course or a Coach to begin your journey today!

Want to know more?

Read the award description here: Progressive White Water Award Description

If you are new to paddling white water you may wish to look at the White Water Award.

If you feel you have enough white water experience, then you may wish to move on to the Advanced White Water Award. Or you may wish to look at the White Water Kayak Leader. Use our finder to look for a course or a Coach today.

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