Outdoor Adventure and Sports Coaching


Course Title: BCU 2 Star Canoe & Kayak Award Training & Assessment
Course Code: OR091

The BCU 2 Star is an improvement Award for both kayak and canoe that helps paddlers develop essential paddlesport skills on flat water. This Award is designed to give you wider experience, create the desired movement of the boat and develop an understanding about how the paddle, boat and water interact.



BCU 2 Star Award

Course Content

This course covers:
Lifting, carrying and launching
Forward paddling
Turning and controlling
Getting out
Preventing a capsize
Securing the boat
Capsize, swim and self rescue
Peer rescue
Planning a journey
Risk Management

Entry Requirements

Ability to swim 25 metres wearing a buoyancy aid Experience of paddling two different craft in two different locations and in two local competitions, OR a journey of two hours Paddle above 1 Star ability.

Next Steps

UKCC/BCU Level 1 Coach qualification

Career Opportunities

Level 1 UKCC/BCU Paddlesport Coach