BCU Start Paddlesport Awards

Wanting to gain personal performance awards in paddlesport? the British Canoe Unions performance awards start with the Start and One Star Awards. Get on the pathway to improvement and coaching with the award scheme.

BCU Start Award

The BCU Paddlesport Start Award is designed to provide a framework for a paddler's first session. It is very much an encouragement award and can be the first session of a series. It is an adult version of BCU Paddlepower Start. This award will give paddlers an excellent grounding in the fundamentals of paddling.It is designed for all who take part in any form of paddlesport.

Prerequisites: It is not essential, but it is desirable that all students should be able to swim.

Craft:

This award can be taken in any type of paddlesport craft, including:

•Solo and crew boats of all descriptions

•All competition craft

•Sit-on-tops

•Stand up paddle board

The award is delivered during a 3 hour session, either a morning or afternoon. Session times are: 10am - 1pm and 1.30pm - 4.30pm.

See Calendar for dates and session times

Cost:

  • Individual: £39, includes water fees and certificate cost
  • 10% discount for a group of 4 or more

BCU One Star Award

The BCU 1 Star is a clear stepping-stone to becoming a paddler. Designed as a basic award,the 1 Star is the level people would typically reach after an introductory course of 6 hours quality water time.

Prerequisites: Candidates must be water confident, and ideally should be able to swim (this is desirable but not essential). If under 14 the BCU Paddlepower program may be more appropriate.

Craft:

This award can be taken in any type of paddlesport craft, including:

•Solo and crew boats of all descriptions

•All competition craft

•Sit-on-tops

•Stand up paddle board

This award is delivered of a day from 10am to 4.30pm in the craft of your choice.

See Calendar for dates and session times

Cost:

  • Individual: £58 includes water fees
  • BCU Certificate fee payable of £6 for members, £7 for non members
  • 10% discount for a group of 4 or more (excludes certificate fee)
Event Details & Venues
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 10:00 -> Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:30
Start & 1 Star Award, Ellerton Lake
Thu, 03 Aug 2017 10:00 -> Thu, 03 Aug 2017 16:30
Start & 1 Star Award, Ellerton Lake.
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 10:00 -> Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:30
Start & 1 Star Award, Ellerton Lake.

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