For those who paddle ‘general purpose’ kayaks and those who use an ‘open’ canoe in a 'traditional' context. The star awards are a requirement for entry into the BCU Coaching scheme.
1* concentrates on the basic strokes and can be assesed in any craft
2* develops boats handling skills in both canoe and kayak
3* looks at boat handling competence in specific disciplines – Whitewater, Sea, Surf, Canoe or Touring
4* and 5 * awards require experience and expertise in undertaking self-contained journeys and the leadership of others - Whitewater, Sea, Surf or Canoe
Get in touch should you wish to do any of these courses
Further information can be obtained by visiting the British Canoe Union website