Paddle Start Award
During this 3-hour course you will experience your first session on the water and learn basic skills that will make your paddling experiences more enjoyable. You will learn things such as what equipment is sutible to use and how to get on and off the water safely. The aim of this course is to give you a level of paddle confidence that will allow you to progress to the Paddle Discovers Award.
At assessment paddlers are required to show skills in any style of kayak or canoe. For more information see the Paddle Start Syllabus and Assessment Notes found at https://www.britishcanoeingawarding.org.uk/download/392/
Paddle Discover Award
This 2-day course is an introductory course (which replaces the BC 1 Star course) where you will learn the basic skills to paddle a variety of craft. We give novice and complete beginners a comprehensive introduction to the sport. On Days 1 and 2, we look at basic handling skills as well as getting in and out safely and what to do in the event of a capsize.
Paddle Explore Award
- Paddling two different craft
- Paddling in two different locations
- Competing in two paddlesport competitions OR completing two journeys of approximately 2 hours duration.