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BCU Star Awards

Are you a regular paddler of kayaks or open boats looking to improve your skills? Whether you are a flatwater paddler looking to make the transference to rivers, or a more experienced boater we can provide a course tailored to meet your specific requirements.

The BCU (British Canoe Union) is the governing body for canoeing and kayaking and as such issue the nationally recognised qualifications in these disciplines. The star awards range from one to five and are prerequisites for anybody interested in the BCU coaching courses.

All of our coaches are passionate about giving you the course you need - not just 'ticking the boxes' to pass, but actually tailoring the course to how YOU will be paddling in the future. So whether you are a kayaker, a canoeist, white water battler or touring the Scottish Lochs, we will be able to improve your personal paddling technique, leadership ability and rescue / safety skills.

Forthcoming Courses

1 Star Canoe and Kayak
2 Star Canoe and Kayak
3 Star White Water Kayak
Any dates on demand, just let us know your requirements.

All courses will only run if we attract the minimum workable numbers.

What happens on the course?

After a quick assessment of the group's abilities the day will involve learning or refining skills either on the lake, or on one of the North Lakes beautiful rivers. The aim of the course will be to improve your skills in a practical and fun environment, with the potential to gain a relevant star award. This course is ideal for competent paddlers who are looking to improve their overall skill level, or trying to gain star awards.