Outdoor Adventure and Sports Coaching


Course Title: BCU 3 Star Open Canoe Training
Course Code: OR139

The 3 Star Canoe is a performance award for intermediate paddlers wishing to improve their skills - covering journeys, risk management, turning and controlling, capsize and much more. You should be above 2 Star ability and able to paddle in force 2-3 winds on moving water.



BCU 3 Star Canoe Training

Course Content

The training will be spread over two days. Day 1 will be on site on KMC's lake, Day 2 - there will be a journey to experience some moving water off site.
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
Entering, crossing and exiting a simple flow
Towing and use of a tow line

Entry Requirements

Ability to swim 25 metres wearing a buoyancy aid Experience of paddling on three journeys in an open canoe Paddle above 2 Star ability in open canoe.

Next Steps

Level 2 Coaching course

Career Opportunities

The 3 Star Award is a prerequisite for the UKCC BCU Level 2 Coach Qualification