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BCU Star Tests

All prices include specialist equipment. Also unlike some of our competitors, our star test assessments include the price of your certificate.
This can cost as much as £20 for a 3 star qualification!

Prices quoted below are for private courses. See our calendar for scheduled courses that are open to individuals.

1 Star

The BCU One Star is a flat water award that demonstrates an individual has basic boat control and foundation skills. The 1 star can be taken in any craft. One day training and assessment course.

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.

Candidates will be trained and assessed in both canoes and kayaks.
Two day training and assessment.

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3 Star training

Successful performance at BCU Three Star level indicates that a candidate can consider themselves an intermediate paddler rather than a beginner. 
This award is discipline specific - with awards in Sea Kayak, Surf, Open Canoe, White Water Kayak, Flat Water Kayak and some of the competitive disciplines. We currently only offer White Water kayak. The three star paddler will be a competent performer in sheltered to moderate water environments (gradeI to gradeII moving water) and have the ability to paddle unsupervised.

Two day training course.

 

3 Star assessment

One day assessment of skills covered on training course. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to paddle a kayak confidently on
grade II water and be able to perform a roll.

Private courses
1 person
2 people
3 people
4 people
5+ people
1 star
£100
£60
£50
£50
£50
2 star
£150
£80
£70
£65
£65
3 star training
£150
£75
£75
£75
£75
3 star assessment
£100
£90
£90
£90
£90

 

Should you require further information, award syllabus etc, please use the following link.

http://www.canoe-england.co.uk/tests-i-awards/personal-performance-awards/paddlesport-start-i-1-to-3-star/