1934593_1184855499846_5667795_n BCU 1 star
The BCU One Star is a flat water award that demonstrates an individual has basic boat control and foundation skills. The one star can be taken in any kind of paddlesport craft (e.g. sit-on-top, sea kayak, canoe etc.)  More…
ConwayCoaching 001 BCU 2 star
The BCU Two Star is an improvement award that helps paddlers develop fundamental paddlesport skills on flat water. The emphasis is on gaining a breadth of experience, creating the desired movement of the boat and developing an understanding into how the paddle, boat and water interact. More…
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BCU Three Star level indicates that you can consider yourself an intermediate paddler rather than a beginner.
The three star paddler will be a competent performer in sheltered to moderate water environments ( grade 2 ) and have the ability to paddle unsupervised, with similar standard paddlers on sheltered water. More…
10494448_10203935178438128_3343524054962447221_o BCU 3 Star Open Canoe
BCU Three Star level indicates that a candidate can consider themselves an intermediate Canoeist rather than a beginner.
The three star Canoeist will be a competent performer in sheltered to moderate water environments and have the ability to paddle unsupervised, with similar standard paddlers on sheltered water. More…
10398462_1126376397905_5209791_n  BCU 4 Star WW Kayak Leader
Successful performance at this level indicates that a candidate has the skill level required to lead a group of 4 paddlers (not including themselves) in appropriate locations, up to moderate white water conditions and to judge the conditions and the standard of the group and make appropriate decisions along with the need to modify plans as required. More…
 10572014_10203952612193961_256685573979629650_o BCU 4 Star Open Canoe
Successful performance at this level indicates that a candidate has the skill level required to lead a group of 4 solo canoe paddlers or 3 Tandem canoe Crews(not including themselves) in appropriate locations, up to moderate white water conditions and moderate  inland water to judge the conditions and the standard of the group and make appropriate decisions along with the need to modify plans as required. More…
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The FSRT (Foundation Safety and Rescue Training) training course aims to provide paddlers with the key safety and rescue skills required to operate safely and to be able to deal with common emergencies. These skills form the foundations for safety and rescue throughout BCU qualifications. More…
 DSCF4858  WWSRT
The WWS&R training course is designed for all paddlers operating in a moderate to advanced white water environment in either kayak or canoe. More…