BCU 1 Star training and assessment
The BCU 1 Star demonstrates that a paddler has basic boat control and foundation skills on flat water.
Book onto a two-day Learn to Sea Kayak course and we'll cover the BCU 1 Star syllabus. If you are at the required level by the end of the course then we can award your certificate.
|Dates||See dates for Learn to Sea Kayak course|
|Price||£85 per day|
|BCU one star syllabus PDF
BCU one star training notes PDF
BCU one star assessor's notes PDF
BCU 2 Star training
The BCU 2 Star award is an improvement award that helps paddlers further develop fundamental skills on flat water. The full award requires training and assessment in 2 different types of craft. To help you with your progression to achieving your BCU 2 star we can offer training on the kayaking elements of the award.
|Dates||See dates for Learn to Sea Kayak courses and Improver courses|
|Price||£85 per day|
|BCU two star syllabus PDF
BCU two star trainer's notes PDF
BCU two star assessor's notes PDF
BCU 3 Star Sea Kayak training and assessment
Successful performance at BCU 3 Star level indicates that a candidate can consider themselves an able improving paddler rather than a beginner. It's at this stage paddlers specialise and at Sea Kayak Plockton we can train and assess for BCU 3 Star.
|Dates on request||Dates on request|
|Price||£100 per day||£100 per day|
|BCU three star syllabus PDF
BCU three star training notes PDF
BCU three star assessment notes PDF
BCU 4 Star Sea Kayak Leader Training and Assessment
This Leadership training course is aimed at paddlers already at BCU 3 Star level and looking to develop their skill and leadership ability in order to lead a group of paddlers on short, single or multi-day journeys in a moderate water environment. For a definition of moderate tidal water and full details of the course syllabus and pre-requisites, please see the attached PDF.
One of the pre-requisites for a BCU 4 Star Leader Training Course is the BCU Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning Course. The BCU 4 Star Leader Training Course covers the formal training in personal skills, leadership, safety and rescue.
In order to attend the two-day assessment, you must have attended a training course, have achieved the assessment pre-requisites, and have registered with the recognised governing body for canoeing and kayaking in your home nation (SCA, BCU, Canoe Wales).
Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning
BCU 4 Star Leader Training
BCU 4 Star Leader Assessment
|BCU four star syllabus PDF|
BCU four star trainer's notes PDF
BCU four star assessment notes PDF
Shell and coral beach near Plockton.