Beginners Courses

People who are new to canoeing are offered the British Canoeing 1 star award to provide the basic skills necessary to paddle safely.  The course takes about 6 hours and follows the syllabus set by British Canoeing.

Courses are run as and when required, based on demand, and are delivered by our own coaches.  The training is usually run during the Sunday Open Session, but can also be done during the week, where demand requires.

The training includes a number of basic skills before a final assessment is carried out.  At the end of the training the pass slip is signed by the coach, which then has to be sent off to British Canoeing by the candidate, with a fee for administration. £6 for BCU members and £7 for non-members.

Details of the course can be found on the BCU website

To register for a course contact the coaching co-ordinator