The British Canoeing 1 Star is a clear stepping-stone to becoming a paddler. Designed as a basic award, the 1 Star is the level people would typically reach after an introductory course. This course is designed for the novice paddler who has never been in a boat before or been in a boat a few times. We’ll build your confidence in paddling and you will get the opportunity to try a variety of craft.
1 day combined training and assessment OR 2 days combined training and assessment
Candidates must be water confident, and ideally should be able to swim (this is desirable but not essential).
1 day course it is advised that you have been in a boat before or come with a go for it attitude! This course will focus on just one discipline (canoeing or kayaking).
2 day course is for those who want to go at a steadier pace and take more time and would include a short journey. This course will cover canoeing and kayaking but you can stick to one boat choice if you would prefer.
- Personal paddling skills
- Lifting and carrying
- Launching and getting out
- Forwards paddling
- Basic moves
- Basic rescue skills
- Personal risk management
- Safety and awareness of others
- Access and environment
1 day course £75 per person including all necessary equipment
2 day course £125 per person including all necessary equipment
Camping and Self-catering accommodation is available. Please contact us for more information.