Paddlesport courses and awards
For those looking to get a bit more out of their paddling, whether it's to be a club coach, advance in your career or just achieve a personal goal, there is a rage of BCU courses and awards available.
The awards are recognised nationally and internationally and are certificated by British Canoeing, providing proof of your paddling and coaching prowess!
As with all courses, the focus is you the candidate and the aim is always to send you away smiling and as the very best paddler or coach you can be.
By setting standards high, only working with the best coaches and always adopting a student centred approach, thats exactly what you can expect.
A great way to develop you're paddling and have something to show for it, also a prerequisite for some of the coaching awards.
1 Star: The introductory multi-discipline award, learn all the basic skills you need to get started in Paddlesport.
2 Star: The course for those that want to become the complete all round paddler, its also the requirement to become a Level One Coach. Learn to be proficient in both Canoe and Kayak, a great foundation for anyone starting out in Paddlesport.
3 Star Canoe: The intermediate award, learn the skills you need to be part of a lead group in open water and simple moving water. A great way to polish and perfect your Open Boating skills.
3 Star Kayak: Its all about the moving water! Take your kayaking skills to the next level and learn to master eddie lines and rapid, surf waves and just look cool and slick in a kayak.
Fancy sharing your Paddling knowledge with your club? or maybe even starting a career as a coach? Well check these courses out!
BC UKCC Level One Coach: The entry level coaching award. Gives you a firm foundation in coaching knowledge and at the end of the four day course you'll leave as a qualified assistant coach.
BC UKCC Level Two Coach Training:
For those who are serious about coaching paddlepsort! The level two award gives you the freedom to coach in more environments and the tools you'll need to make people into great paddlers. After the four day training course you'll leave eager to try out your new coaching techniques to prepare for assessment.
BC UKCC Level Two Coach Assessment:
Don't fear the "A-Word,' Everything possible is done to make sure you're relaxed and coach at your very best. This is a one day assessment that can be single or multi-discipline to suit you.
Safety training can be provided to meet your needs, but why not consider a BC course?
Foundation Safety and Rescue Training:
A one day course covering everything you need to know about rescuing in a flat water environment. Covering everything from Throw-lines to the 'Hand of God' in a fun, practical and relevant way.