Sea Kayak Award

Description

10 CPD Points

Your Sea Kayak Award gives you the skills and ability to have a safe, fun day out on the sea. It will give you the correct decision-making and personal skills with which you can plan an enjoyable and successful journey on the sea.

You will look at the key environmental factors that will influence your decisions on where to paddle. Together, you and your Coach will work on getting you confident to paddle in winds up to force 3, tides up to 1 knot and in tidal or non-tidal environments. This award can be taken in a sea kayak or a sit on top kayak.

During this award you will look at how to keep yourself safe on the water by choosing the correct equipment and by having the rescue skills required to ensure that you, and anyone that you are paddling with, are safe. You and your Coach will work on the key paddling techniques that you will need to keep control of your craft whilst on the water. This includes forward paddling, negotiating confined spaces, maintaining or changing direction and moving sideways.

After each session you will assess what went well and areas to work on. You and your Coach will discuss where you can go to gain other information to support your learning, such as watching other paddlers.

Each day we spend sea kayaking further expands our skills and knowledge, creating a more enjoyable experience on the water. With no two trip experiences ever the same, we never stop learning. Continually evaluating the choices we make creates a natural evolution of decision making and sea paddling ability.

Quotes from our learners:

“I enjoyed the course and learned a lot. Seeing how (the Coach) managed the group and his teaching methods has taught me more about my role as a Guide on the water. After the course I feel more comfortable in a kayak than before and I’m willing to learn more. I want to keep practising my leadership skills and observe and participate on courses. My next step is to become a Coach.” Maria, Norway

“I wanted to take the Sea Kayak Award to improve my skills and build my confidence. I  feel safe on the water and have maximum fun. It is also a progression step for me, as I would like to do my Sea Kayak Leader Award in the future. I really enjoyed completing the award. It was amazing to learn new skills and also to learn when to apply different strokes.  I really felt my confidence grow over the three days. Jennifer, Scotland

Ready to begin?

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

Want to know more?

Read the award description here: Sea Kayak Award Description

If you have never paddled before you may wish to look at the Start and Discover Awards. Or, if you are starting to look at paddling independently, you may wish to look at the Paddle Explore Award.

If you feel that you already have some experience sea kayaking and would like to progress further, then you may wish to look at the Coastal Sea Kayak Award. Use our finder to look for a Coach or a course now.

Content

During this award you will develop your skill, judgement and decision making to enable you to plan a successful trip on the sea. You will look at the key decisions needed to ensure you are in the right place at the right time. Key paddling and rescue skills will be developed. You will also learn how to choose the right paddling and safety equipment for your trip.

This will include:

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

Course Assessment

The Sea Kayak Award has no formal assessment. Each day you spend kayaking will further expand your skills and knowledge, leading to a more enjoyable experience on the water. No two trips will be the same, meaning we never stop learning. You and your Coach will tailor the award around your needs and it will be certificated when you are ready.

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UK Courses

Sea Kayak Award
  • Sat 07-11-2020
    Charlotte Boyce-Smith
    Woodmill outdoor center, Woodmill lane, Southampton, hampshire, so18 2jr, UNITED KINGDOM
10 CPD Points
Course Description

Your Sea Kayak Award gives you the skills and ability to have a safe, fun day out on the sea. It will give you the correct decision-making and personal skills with which you can plan an enjoyable and successful journey on the sea.

You will look at the key environmental factors that will influence your decisions on where to paddle. Together, you and your Coach will work on getting you confident to paddle in winds up to force 3, tides up to 1 knot and in tidal or non-tidal environments. This award can be taken in a sea kayak or a sit on top kayak.

During this award you will look at how to keep yourself safe on the water by choosing the correct equipment and by having the rescue skills required to ensure that you, and anyone that you are paddling with, are safe. You and your Coach will work on the key paddling techniques that you will need to keep control of your craft whilst on the water. This includes forward paddling, negotiating confined spaces, maintaining or changing direction and moving sideways.

After each session you will assess what went well and areas to work on. You and your Coach will discuss where you can go to gain other information to support your learning, such as watching other paddlers.

Each day we spend sea kayaking further expands our skills and knowledge, creating a more enjoyable experience on the water. With no two trip experiences ever the same, we never stop learning. Continually evaluating the choices we make creates a natural evolution of decision making and sea paddling ability.

Quotes from our learners:

“I enjoyed the course and learned a lot. Seeing how (the Coach) managed the group and his teaching methods has taught me more about my role as a Guide on the water. After the course I feel more comfortable in a kayak than before and I’m willing to learn more. I want to keep practising my leadership skills and observe and participate on courses. My next step is to become a Coach.” Maria, Norway

“I wanted to take the Sea Kayak Award to improve my skills and build my confidence. I  feel safe on the water and have maximum fun. It is also a progression step for me, as I would like to do my Sea Kayak Leader Award in the future. I really enjoyed completing the award. It was amazing to learn new skills and also to learn when to apply different strokes.  I really felt my confidence grow over the three days. Jennifer, Scotland

Ready to begin?

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

Want to know more?

Read the award description here: Sea Kayak Award Description

If you have never paddled before you may wish to look at the Start and Discover Awards. Or, if you are starting to look at paddling independently, you may wish to look at the Paddle Explore Award.

If you feel that you already have some experience sea kayaking and would like to progress further, then you may wish to look at the Coastal Sea Kayak Award. Use our finder to look for a Coach or a course now.

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