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Paddle Sports Courses

BCU 1 Star Award

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The BCU 1 Star is a basic paddling award which will put you on the path to becoming a confident paddler. This award takes place in sheltered water and is a 1 day course designed to build your confidence and skill level. To achieve the award you will sit an assessment in one of our kayaks or canoes. To view upcoming dates for this course click here. For more information or to book e-mail our outdoor activities team or call Castle Semple on 01505 842 882 ex 21.

 

 

 

 

BCU 2 Star Award

This award will help you to improve your paddling skills on flat water. You will:

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  • Learn how to control the movement of the boat
  • Further your understanding of how to boat, paddle and water interact

In order to achieve this award you must attend both a BCU 2 star training and a BCU 2 star assessment. To view upcoming dates for this course click here. For more information or to book e-mail our outdoor activities team or call Castle Semple on 01505 842 882 ex 21.

 

 

 

 

BCU 3 Star Award

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Successful performance atĀ this levelĀ indicates that a candidate can consider themselves an intermediate paddler rather than a beginner. You will be a competent performer in sheltered to moderate water environments and have the ability to paddle unsupervised, with similar standard paddlers on sheltered water. We offer BCU 3 star awards in all disciplines. To view upcoming dates for this course click here. For more information or to book e-mail our outdoor activities team or call Castle Semple on 01505 842 882 ex 21.

 

 

 

 

BCU Paddle Power Passport

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The Paddle Power Passport is a junior course comprising of four progressive levels designed to guide you through the initial stages of paddling and develop your skills, competencies and knowledge. This course is completed over 2 days and is avalble to all children aged 8 or over. To view upcoming dates for this course click here. For more information or to book e-mail our outdoor activities team or call Castle Semple on 01505 842 882 ex 21.

 

 

 

 

BCU Paddle Power Discover

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This is a follow on course from the BCU Paddle Power Passport. The course is designed to encourage you to focus on developing specific techniques , skills and knowledge to advance your paddling abilities. To view upcoming dates for this course click here. For more information or to book e-mail our outdoor activities team or call Castle Semple on 01505 842 882 ex 21.

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