Skills and Leadership Courses

Whether you want to improve your existing skills or learn new ones, using our dynamic, and friendly coaching ,we will work with you to individualise your learning experience, and get you set you up to harness the paddling environment. Our courses offer everything from the fundemental beginer skills to the more advanced leadership and expedition paddling skills.

British Canoeing 2 Star Award – Or Up Skilling

British Canoeing 2 Star Generic Award.

You will need this generic paddling  award if you would like to go into coaching. It demonstrates that you have a competent and confident performace in both single and double bladed craft, operating in a flat water environment. If you need to fine tune existing skills, or you would like us to take you through the 2 star skill sylibus, please get in touch to arrange a conveinient date.

We can arrange all equipment if needed.

Duration: 1 or 2 days

Accommodation: Optional

Price: From £95.00 (Not including any certification fees payable to BCU)

Dates:   Dates are arranged to suit the client (s)













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British Canoeing 3 Star Training /Assessment Courses

British Canoeing  3 star Training/Assessment Courses

These two day Training courses are aimed at candidates who have some experience in the 3 star environment, who aremaiming to achieve assessment on the second day.Certification fee for NGB awards are in addition to the fee advertised and payable to Canoe England on successful completion of the course.

Duration: 2 days minimal

Accommodation: Not included

Price: 2 Days £165.00 training / Assessment or 1 Day assessment only £85.00 (Prices exclude certification fees for home nation)

3 Star kayak White Water Dates:

Please give us a shout to arrange a suitable date, as theses courses can be put on to meet individual,or group needs at relatively short notice if needed.

3 star Canoe white water courses

Please give us a shout to arrange a suitable date, as theses courses can be put on to meet individual,or group needs at relatively short notice if needed

British Canoeing White Water kayak leader courses

White Water Kayak Leader
This course delivers the skill level required to lead a group of paddlers in appropriate locations, up to moderate white water conditions and to judge the conditions and the standard of the group and make appropriate decisions along with the need to modify plans as required.

Registration and pre-requisites

Paddlers wishing to complete a White Water Kayak Leader Assessment are required to register before they are able to attend the course.
It is advisable to do this at least 2-weeks prior to the assessment date. At the point of registration the following prerequisites are required:

Relevant Leadership Training: White Water Kayak Leader training within previous 3 years.
Relevant Safety Training: White Water Safety & Rescue training or (or Rescue 3 Whitewater Rescue Technician)
First Aid Award: Recognised 2-day First Aid within last 3 years
Registration Fee: £39 for British Canoeing members
Age: 16 years of age, or older
Please note: Candidates need to ensure their safety and rescue skills are current and up-to-date before presenting for an assessment; it is strongly advised that their WWSR training is recent to ensure this is the case.

Paddlers who already meet these prerequisites are invited to register now using the Leader Registration (LR) For

Course structure

The course content is delivered over at least two days formal training in personal skills and leadership, followed by a separate two-day assessment.
Some training courses can be extended by an additional two days to include the prerequisite White Water Safety and Rescue training.

To be able to get the most out of the training candidates should be able to paddle to the standard of the British Canoeing 3 Star White Water Kayak.

Training Course Dates

Duration: 2 days minimal

Accommodation: Optional

Price: £180.00


Assessment Course Dates 

Duration: 2 Days

Price: £180.00



Further dates can be arranged to suit candidates requirements , please get in touch to discuss options

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Introduction Taster session – Kayak – Canoe or both.

An ideal opportunity to get involved and to try out this rapidly growing recreational, fun sport. Whether it’s for you, a family member or friend this could be the ideal way to have some expert 1 to 1 coaching in a friendly environment. You decide on the venue and time, we will do the rest.

Individual – group – club rates available.

Duration: Hourly or daily rates available.

Accommodation: Optional


£95.00 for one to one coaching Half day or £180.00 full day

Dates: Dates are arranged with the clients, evening sessions can be considered.Its best to contact us directly and arrange sessions/courses. Please use our booking form and check out the Calender for availability.

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