Award Scheme Review Questionnaire 2019
Q1 Please indicate you age
Q2 Please indicate your gender
RATHER NOT SAY
Q3 Please indicate a region you paddle in most
All over Ireland
Q4 What part of the paddling community best represents you?
Third level club
Third Level Education (QQI ETC)
Q5 How would you rate your activity level within paddle sports?
Very active (multiple times a week)
Some what active ( once a week)
occasional (once a month)
infrequent ( five times a year or less)
Q6 Why do you engage with the award scheme ?
For instructor qualifications
For coach qualifications
For skills awards
For auxiliary awards like RSR ECN
All of the above
Q7 What aspect of the award has been most beneficial to you?
Skills, including RSR ECN
Q8 Do you feel that the awards that you have undertaken have accurately met your needs?
Q9 Please rate the effectiveness of the awards that you have undertaken.
1 not very effective
2 some what effective
4 very effective
5 extremely effective
Q10 Do you Feel the training you receive prepares you for the assessments in the awards scheme?
Q11 Do you Feel the awards reflect best practice in your chosen discipline?
Q12 Overall how would you rate the instruction while on a Canoeing Ireland course
1 is unsatisfactory, 5 is excellent
Q13 In your opinion are there any areas of the awards process that create barriers to your progress (please explain your opinion) ?
Q14 Please give a brief comment on your experience of the awards process
Q15 Please rate your satisfaction with the following admin aspects of the award scheme
Certification (getting your cert)
Booking on the course
Communication before the course
Communication after the course
Payment of course fees
Completing the requirements
Updating of your data base profile
Dealing with issues or complaints
Q16 What aspects of the award scheme admin need to be improved to help you complete your pathway through the awards
Q17 Do you think the awards scheme provide value for money?
Q18 Do you think the financial cost of completing the awards are too great?
Q19 What are the biggest cost for you in completing your chosen award?
Q20 Please rate you understanding of the requirements for the highest award you have or for the highest award you are trying to achieve?
know very little
could write the book on the requirements
1 is know very little, 5 is could write the book on the requirements
Q21 Please indicate your level of support for re-validation/upskilling process for coaches/instructor awards.
Would not support
Support the idea
Strongly support the idea
Q22 In your opinion would you benefit from a mentoring process as you go through the award scheme?
Q23 If you answered yes to Q22 Which one of these mentoring processes would most appeal to you ?
Peer to peer
CPD/Workshop run by CI
Q24 Do you think you get the required support when engaging with the awards scheme?
Q25 Do you think the stepped linear approach to the award scheme gives you appropriate level of incremental improvements? (do you think there is too much of a jump between the levels within the award)
Q26 Do you think there are gaps in the awards? (if yes please comment below)
Q27 Please list some of the areas you would like to see workshops/cpd’s in.
Q28 Is there any additional course material that you would like provided to you when undertaking a CI course
Q29 Would you be willing to pay for these additional course materials?
Q30 Thank you for your time in completing this survey please add any other comments in relation to the awards scheme below. Please include your membership number and your email address to be entered in a draw for a gift voucher to paddle sports shop. This information will only be used for the purpose of the draw and will not be included in the survey results
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