ConwayCoaching 058BCU 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.

Your 3 Star kayak is available as 1 or 2 day assessments the 2 day is normally done as a training assessment over the two days, where as the 1 day assessment is just that


During your Training and assessment we will be looking at
Personal Paddling Skills, Coving all your strokes and applying it to the WW environment,  looking at making it smooth and effortless for you as you move around the river
Rescue Skills, Covering self, team, victim, kit, the idea is to leave you a more capable member of any paddling team
Safety, Leadership & Group Skills, looking at what makes a safe team and how you can be an integral part of the whole process to make your decent down the river Fun and safeConwayCoaching 005


Course Pre-requisites

• Candidates should provide evidence of at least 8-10 paddling sessions (minimum 40 hours) in varied locations where possible; this should include evidence of having paddled grade 2 water

• A consistent BCU 2 Star standard of performance in the appropriate craft is required for anyone starting to work towards the BCU 3 Star White Water Kayak Award;

• The ability to swim confidently in moving water, wearing normal paddling clothes

What you need

BCU speak “Personal equipment appropriate for the candidate as a competent member of the assessment group

  • In short your normal paddling kit, suitable for grade 2/3 paddling,
  • Buoyancy Aid, Helmet Cag & wetsuit ect.
  • Any Safety equipment, eg. Throw bags, Tapes, crabs First Aid kit
    Please don’t purchase anything kit wise for the course, unless your just feeling the urge for shinny new kit
  • Packed lunch
  • Hot & cold drinks for the day
  • Snacks

What we can provide*

  • Boat & Paddles
  • Buoyancy Aid, Helmet
  • maybe a Cag & wetsuit
    *equipment hire is not included in course price

See our Calendar for up coming course dates
A course can be run on a dates that suits you,
We are Flexible, please get in touch with dates or timeframe

North Wales Area; Depending on water Levels on the day, I like to try and do something different where possabile
The default meet point unless told otherwise is
Mile End Mill, Llangollen, LL20 8AD Click to see Map

BCU 3 Star Kayak Course Notes

1 day  Assessment Only:  £80
2 Day Training & assessment: £140

Group Prices available for 4 or more
Course fees do not cover any Certification or additional fees that may be incurred, eg. Parking or access fees,