Your Progressive White Water Award endorses your judgement, decision making and expertise and requires a good understanding of paddling on grade 3-4 rivers. You should be confident planning and undertaking journeys on a variety of white water rivers. Your confidence should be based upon both proficiency in skills and a broad appreciation of surroundings and environmental context. Your award should be seen as a sound basis for independently building the experience and expertise associated with Advanced White Water Award holders.
Although not prerequisites, these awards provide appropriate acknowledgement of personal skills for paddlers wanting to attend Coaching & Leadership qualifications. Achieving these awards ahead of the relevant qualification will enable you to focus on the course content, rather than being concerned with your personal skills.
White Water Award: Paddlesport Leader, Paddlesport Instructor or Kayak Coach (Sheltered Water)
Progressive White Water Award: White Water Kayak Leader or White Water Kayak Coach
Advanced White Water Award: Advanced White Water Kayak Leader, White Water Kayak Coach (Advanced Water) or Performance White Water Kayak Coach