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Kayaking and Canoeing Skills

If you want more than a quick taster session, then kayak and canoe skills courses are  for you. You will develop your skills to enable you to enjoy which ever aspects of canoe sport interest you.  You can chose courses where you will have a chance to use a variety of different types of boat, or concentrate your efforts on just mastering one. You can find out about our Kayak Touring  courses as well.  We run training and assessments for all BCU Star tests.  Contact us for more details.

Kayak or canoe skills courses are based on BCU star tests and can be tailor made to suit your requirements, but some typical examples are outlined below:

Complete Beginner (1 or 2 day course)    


The British Canoe Union 1 Star Award will be available for those who meet the standard.


Improver's Course (2 day course for kayak or canoe)     

In our Improver's Course we cover:


The British Canoe Union 2 Star Award will be available for those who meet the standard.  NB For the new BCU 2 star test candidates must show that they can paddle kayak and canoe.  This will normally take a minimum of 3 days to allow paddling canoe and kayak.)


Foundation Safety  And  Rescue Training (1 day course)

This is a good course for those who want to kayak or canoe more independently but are worried about managing safety and rescue.  It is also a pre requisite course fro those entering the The British Canoe Union Coaching Scheme.


Intermediate Course (BCU 3 Star training in canoe or kayak 2 day course)  

This course is for boaters with some experience of most of the main kayak or canoeing strokes.  The course will cover the following techniques on flat water:

NB  The BCU 3 Star Award is now includes paddling on moving water.  Please see our white water courses for details of further training.

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