The Basic Skills Award is purely an introduction and participant award that can be delivered and assessed by a current AC Instructor. Assessment is to be carried out on flat sheltered water.
A formal assessment by an AC Instructor is required to attain the award. The assessment can be conducted in single or double kayaks (may be sit on top) or canoes, and is specific to the craft in which it was taken. The candidates’ performance throughout the assessment must be satisfactory and confident. If using a double kayak or canoe the candidates should be tested in both the bow and stern positions.
The candidate shall demonstrate competence in all of the following areas:
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