A three star paddler knows what to do and where to be on simple white water, they understand the risks of the river and how to avoid them and what to do when things go a little wrong.
By the end of your BCU 3 Star Kayak course you will be happy to control your kayak on open water and on moving rivers. This will include ferry gliding, breaking in/out, reverse ferries and surfing small waves etc.
Please check our live calendar for latest dates, or ring 01993 844723 to book a time that suits your needs.
Duration - This is a 2 day course, that covers all the required skills and theory. For those of you who have some experience, you should be ready and will be assessed over the two days, for those of you with less experience we would recommend booking a third assessment day after you have consolidated what we have taught you on this course.
In order to successfully achieve the 3 Star Kayak award you need to be able to demonstrate an 'eskimo' roll - if required we can organise a rolling clinic for you before your 3 Star course in order to get your skills up to the required standard. Please enquire on booking.
Note: If you are undertaking your BCU 3 Star award as a pre-requisite for the BCU/UKCC Level 2 Coach Training course, please note that best practice recommends that you gain your 3 Star award well before you attend your Level 2 Training course. This allows you a period of consolidation during which you can practice and hone your new skills before learning how to coach them to others. If you have a good amount of previous experience (including being coached by a qualified instructor) then you may not need this period of consolidation and may be able to undertake your 3 Star award closer to the date of your Level 2 Training course. If in doubt, please call us.