Introduction to canoeing

Challenge reference: 3417

Notional learning hours  10
Level Level 1
Subject area
Preparing for Adulthood pathway
Learning aim

The learner will be able to canoe in a safe manner on flat water.

Learning context

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Learning outcomes

What the learner needs to know, understand or be able to do

The learner will:

  1. Know what items of clothing and equipment are needed to take part in canoeing.

  2. Be able to manoeuvre a canoe on flat water.

Assessment criteria

What the learner need to demonstrate in order to meet the learning outcome

The learner can:

    • Identify appropriate clothing needed for canoeing
    • Identify specialised equipment needed for canoeing eg buoyancy aid, paddle
    • Enter and exit a canoe safely
    • Perform the following essential canoe paddle strokes on at least two occasions,
      • Forward paddle
      • Draw stroke
      • Pry stroke