Our accredited BC canoeing and kayaking courses include:
British Canoeing 1 Star Award:
This is a 1 day course where you will learn and develop the basic skills in canoe or kayak at an introductory level. You will gain a good, solid base to develop your skills further.
British Canoeing 2 Star Award:
This is a 4 day course where you will improve your skills in both canoe and kayak. You will build confidence in controlling the boat and gain vital knowledge and experience to progress further within the sport.
British Canoeing 3 Star Award Training:
This is a 2 day course in your chosen discipline of open canoe, white water kayak, surf kayak, sea kayak or touring kayak where you will add to what you have learnt in the previous courses. The 2 days will cover all the practical and theory relevant to your chosen discipline. This will include trip planning, navigation, boat skills and rescues.
British Canoeing 3 Star Award Assessment:
This is a 1 day assessment where our assessor will evaluate your skills against the 3 star criteria and develop your skills further. You will be given useful feedback and advice on what to do next.
British Canoeing 4 Star Award Training:
This is a 2 day leadership award in your chosen discipline. It will cover paddling, leadership, navigation and rescue to prepare you for your assessment. There are certain pre-requisites to complete before you can be assessed.
British Canoeing 4 Star Award Assessment:
This is a 2 day assessment. One of the days will be spent assessing your personal paddling skills and further training from the assessor. The second day will be focused on you leading a group of volunteers on a trip. You will receive feedback from both aspects of the assessment.
To find out more about British Canoeing, further details of what is involved with each course and the number of courses on offer please see their website.