Below is a summary of Canoeing Ireland kayaking skills awards. Sligo Kayak Club currently instruct to Level 2 but use external coaches to bring members to Level 3 and beyond.
Generic Kayaking Skills:
|Fundamental kayaking skills on flat water.
|Basic Kayaking skills for Grade I water.
River Skills Awards:
|Intermediate Kayaking skills on Grade II water as part of a group.
|Advanced Kayaking and Safety skills on Grade III rivers with a group of peers.
|Advanced Kayaking and Safety & Rescue skills on Grade IV and advanced white water.
Sea Kayaking Skills Awards:
|Sea Kayaking skills in conditions up to force 3 wind and smooth seas as part of a group being led.
|Sea Kayaking skills and knowledge to undertake moderate sea journeys in up to force 4 winds and slight seas.
|Qualifies Sea Kayakers to lead others on advanced sea journeys.
River Safety and Rescue Training:
|The River Safety and Rescue Awards (RSR) deal with the core skills of safety and rescue in the river environment.