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British Canoeing Awards


What can you learn?

There are a series of awards that we can train you for and test you on. These are part of BC (British Canoeing) award scheme.

They go up in stages as you gain experience.

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  • An introduction to paddlesport. It will give you the chance to try out different sorts of boat, usually a kayak and a Canadian canoe to start with. You will gain some confidence and know how to be safe. See below for costs of Star Awards.

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  • So you know the learn a bit more. Make your boat do what you want it to. Learn how to carry out rescues and go on trips. Try out more types of boat. e.g. sea boats (long for trips), playboats (short for tricks). See below for costs of Star Awards.

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  • Time to take what you have learnt and improve it in a specialised area. The 3 star awards are specific to your interests. e.g. Sea / Surf / White water.

Star Award Costs

1 Star - Four sessions then assessment - Child £5, Adult £10.

2 Star - Ten sessions then assessment - Child £15, Adult £30.

3 Star - £10.

Foundation Safety and Rescue Test (FSRT) - £10.

The above are one off charges. If you miss any of the sessions then you can play catch up and do another assessment, or if you feel that you can pass the assessment, then give it a go. There are no further charges in the event of a failure. The money goes back into the club for Kit etc.

Open the BC Star Awards page on the BC website.

Learning to coach others

If you love it, you may want to become a coach yourself and help others.

There are a range of coaching awards that you can be helped to gain.

The simplest is a Level 1 Coach who works with more experienced coaches to teach in very sheltered waters.

More advanced coaching awards can be undertaken to teach in specialised areas and in more challenging waters.

Open the BC Coaching Awards page on the BC website.