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Culgorm
Drumbuie
Kyle of Lochalsh
Scotland
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BCU Qualifications

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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.


Length 2 days
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
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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.


Length 2 days
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
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BCU 3 Star Sea Kayak training and assessment

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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.

 
 
Training
(2 days)
Assessment
(1 day)
  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
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BCU 4 Star Sea Kayak Leader Training and Assessment

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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
Length 1 Day
Dates on request
Price £100

BCU 4 Star Leader Training
Length 2 Days
Dates on request
Price £200

BCU 4 Star Leader Assessment
Length 2 Days
Dates on request
Price £200

BCU four star syllabus PDF
BCU four star trainer's notes PDF
BCU four star assessment notes PDF
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Shell and coral beach near Plockton - Click for a larger image.

Shell and coral beach near Plockton.