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British Canoeing Qualifications

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A detailed Syllabus of each course can be found on the British Canoeing website 

Please note: if you pass the award, in addition to the fees below British Canoeing charge a fee for your certificate

British Canoeing Paddle Start and Discover Awards: 2 Days £175 – Prerequisite, have completed one of our kayak introductory course or you have some basic experience

The British Canoeing Paddle Start and Discover Awards are where you master some basic skills in a kayak. You will develop skills such as Launching and landing, forwards paddling and turning and looking at equipment & safety. The course will also involve a coastal journey

These awards can be done as part of our Level 1 and Level 2 skills courses (see course dates on the relevant pages) 

British Canoeing Paddle Explore Training and Assesment: 2 Days £175 

This is an improver award and once completed the paddler will have developed a better understanding of how the paddle, boat and water interact. The course is predominantly practical but there is also an element of theory. 

British Canoeing  Sea Kayak Award Training: 2 Days £175 – Prerequisite British Canoeing Paddle Explore

This course will cover in-depth the whole of the 3 star syllabus and we will use a variety of locations to get the optimal conditions to test out your skills. Each day will involve a journey of approximately 16km in moderate tidal conditions and where possible moderate wind and wave conditions (up to force 4)

British Canoeing  Sea Kayak Award Assesment Day: 1 Day £95 – Prerequisite British Canoeing  Sea Kayak Award Training

This is the level requires for entry into the British Canoeing coaching courses and as such candidates are required to demonstrate a high level of ability of the syllabus. The day will involve a journey around the coast looking at the skills required for a moderate tidal environment with winds up to force 4.

British Canoeing Sea Leader Training: 2 Days £175 

This course aims to teach you the skills required to lead a group of 4 people in moderate tidal waters and in winds up to force 4. Upon completion, you will be given a detailed action plan for progressing to the assessment.

British Canoeing Sea Leader Assessment: 2 Days £175 + Reg Fee

Prerequisite – British Canoeing Sea Leader Training, a first aid award, logged experience (for full details please visit www.British Canoeing

This British Canoeing qualification enables candidates to lead small groups of competent paddlers on coastal journeys in moderate conditions. You will be assessed on your personal skills, leadership skills, navigation and incident management.

If you can’t make any of the following courses, simply let us know which dates you are available and we will be happy to arrange a course for you. Email:

Start and Discover (2 Days) £175

  • All course dates on the Level 1 and Level 2 Course pages 

Paddle Explore Training and Assesment (2 Days) £175

  • Sat, 15 Feb – Sun, 16 Feb
    Mon, 23 Mar – Tue, 24 Mar
    Sat, 6 Jun – Sun, 7 Jun
    Sat, 19 Sep – Sun, 20 Sep
    Sat, 17 Oct – Sun, 18 Oct
    Sat, 14 Nov – Sun, 15 Nov

Sea Kayak Award Training (2 Days) £175

  • Sat, 22 Feb – Sun, 23 Feb
    Sat, 25 Apr – Sun, 26 Apr
    Sat, 17 Oct – Sun, 18 Oct
    Sat, 14 Nov – Sun, 15 Nov

Sea Kayak Award Assesment Day £95

  • Sun, 26 Apr
  • Sun 18th Oct

British Canoeing Qualifications

From: £320.00


*Min of 2, Max of 6. Get in touch (01392 580535 / if you are on your own or have a larger group.