Level 3 Skills Training

Canoeing Ireland Training Centre run Level 3 kayak skills training courses over two days. The course is aimed at those who ;

  • Have succesfully completed Level 2 Skills training
  • Wish to progress their white water paddling skills.
  • Are over 16 years

Course content

The course is an intense two days which aims to cover all skills required on a Level 3 Kayak skills assessment. It aims to give the paddler an understanding of moving water and how different strokes and techniques can be used to navigate the river safely.

Goal of the Training

To help level 2 skills kayakers move to the next level of the sport and begin to explore whitewater moves on a higher grade of whitewater.  This course focuses on solidifying level 2 skills before building level 3 skills so students have a solid foundation for paddling more difficult whitewater.


  • Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 – 16:00


  • €140 (Includes equipment and in course transport)

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Places are limited to 6 participants


CourseMonth Date
C1March10th - 11th
C2March24th - 25th
C3April21st - 22nd
C4May12th - 13th
C5September8th - 9th
C6October13th - 14th
C7November3rd - 4th
C8November24th -25th
C9December15th - 16th

What will be covered

After a review of basic strokes and whitewater moves, we introduce or improve upon a few intermediate  strokes such as Bow Rudder, bracing strokes and hanging draw.

We then head out to moving water  where we  work on fine tuning break in’s/out’s and ferry-gliding, concentrating especially on entering micro-eddies, breaking out into fast current, and ferrying across difficult jets of water. We also introduce wave and hole surfing, and we work on teaching or improving the  roll and applying it to whitewater situations.