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Holders of the Flatwater Skills SUP Award have demonstrated that they can competently paddle a stand up paddleboard (SUP), as part of a group of peers, on flat, sheltered and/or undemanding water.

Holders of the Flatwater Instructor SUP Award are qualified to instruct, facilitate skill transfer to develop participants in order so that they may act independently or with minimal supervision in controlled conditions for inland stand up paddling.

Holders of the Flatwater Skills Award have demonstrated that they can competently paddle a kayak and/ or canoe during a trip, as part of a group of peers, on flat, sheltered and/or undemanding water.

Holders of the Flatwater Guide Award are qualified to lead or guide trips on inland waters such as open lakes and rivers (but not on whitewater or sea) in controlled conditions for inland kayaking and canoeing.

Holders of the Flatwater Instructor Award are qualified to instruct, facilitate skill transfer to develop participants in order so that they may act independently or with minimal supervision in controlled conditions for inland kayaking and canoeing.

Holders of the Canoe/Kayak Lifeguard award are qualified to manage a paddling activity in enclosed situations, performing rescues as required, where the group under supervision can be seen from a single vantage point at any time and does not leave the immediate launch area.

This award is designed for Flatwater Guides or Instructors leading groups of paddlers on Grade 1 water that is clearly moving and has hazards such as strainers and a degree of risk, but less than that of a Grade 2 river.