BCU Paddlesports Performance Awards are planned to run from November 12 till 17, 2013. These courses and other specialist programmes will occur when workable numbers are reached. Please check the BCU website for full syllabus details and prerequisites. These are all non-residential course and are priced accordingly.
3* Sea Assessment - Tuesday, November 12
This will be a one day assessment covering the 3* Sea syllabus and will cost £75
4* Training - Wednesday, November 13 & Thursday, November 14
This two day course will cover the necessary syllabus elements of leadership, safety and navigation skills required before progressing to assessment. The course will cost £150.
4* Assessment - Saturday, November 16 & Sunday, November 17
This two day assessment will examine leadership, planning and incident management skills as well as personal performance as set out in the 4* Sea syllabus. Success at this level indicates that a candidate has the skills required to lead a group of competent paddlers in appropriate locations, up to moderate conditions. The course will cost £150.
5* Training - Wednesday, November 13 & Thursday, November 14
This two day course will cover the necessary syllabus elements of leadership, safety and navigation skills required before progressing to 5* Sea assessment. There will be a night navigation element. The course will cost £175.
BCU Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning - Tuesday, November 12
This one day classroom based course has been designed by the BCU for all sea kayakers who want to develop their understanding and skills in tidal planning and navigation. It is also a pre-requisite for the BCU 4* Sea Leader Award, as well as being suitable for any coastal paddler wanting tidal planning knowledge. The course will cost £75.
This one day classroom based course will give participants the tools needed to plan and navigate effectively on open water journeys in advanced conditions. It will increase the knowledge and awareness of the paddler and improve their seamanship. It is a pre-requisite for the BCU 5* Sea Leader Award, as well as being suitable for any ocean paddler wanting detailed tidal planning knowledge. The course will cost £75.
If you have any question, queries or wish to book a course please contact us at Greenland or Bust.