The British Canoeing Star Awards are designed for paddlers aged 16 and over. The 1 and 2 star awards encourage paddlers to experience the various types of paddlesport available. Paddlers then ‘specialise’ in particular disciplines from the 3 Star Award onwards. The focus of the 1, 2 and 3 star awards is developing personal skills and gaining independence, while the 4 star and 5 star awards are leadership awards which enable paddlers to lead groups in appropriate conditions.
The Ultimate Adventure Centre will initially be providing training and assessment for the BC 1 and 2 star awards and Foundation Safety and Rescue Training (FSRT). These awards will give you the fundamentals of canoe / kayak safety and training for sheltered waters.
Star Awards and FSRT
Star Awards are personal performance awards showing you have achieved certain levels of ability. These are prerequisites for further awards.
FSRT Foundation Safety and Rescue Training
This award trains and assesses candidates to be able to perform basic rescues of colleagues. These include boat and bank based rescues.
Once the 1 and 2 star and FSRT has been obtained, candidates will have the opportunity to undergo Level One Training and Assessment.
The BC Level 1, Level 2 and FSRT assessment costs £150 per person. We are able to provide accommodation on site for the BC Assessment, please ask for further information.
• The British Canoeing Star Awards are designed for paddlers aged 16 and over.
• Candidates must be water confident, and ideally should be able to swim (this is desirable but not essential).
If you’ve still got any questions or want to talk through this qualification is appropriate for you, or to book please contact Mark Garland directly on 07973 910120 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.