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

Autumn 2019 British Canoeing Sea Kayak Courses and Qualifications. 

– Sat, 28th – Sun, 29th September: Sea kayak Award (Formally 3 star) Training/Assessment

– Thur, 31st Oct – Fri, 1st Nov: Open Water SUP Coach Training

– Tue, 19th – Wed, 20 Nov Sea Kayak Leader Assessment


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

British Canoeing 1 Star: 2 Days £165 – Prerequisite, have completed one of our kayak introductory course or you have some basic experience

The British Canoeing 1 Star Award is where you master some basic skills in kayak and canoe. 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

British Canoeing 2 Star: 2 Days £165 – Prerequisite British Canoeing 1 Star

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. PLEASE NOTE the course will assess both Kayaking and Open Canoeing and you need to be competent in both 

British Canoeing  3 Star Sea Training: 2 Days £165 – Prerequisite British Canoeing  2 Star

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  3 Star Sea Assessment: 1 Day £85 – Prerequisite British Canoeing  3 Star Sea 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 3 star 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 (4 Star): 2 Days £165 – Prerequisite British Canoeing  3 Star Sea

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 4 star assessment.

British Canoeing Sea Leader Assessment (4 Star): 2 Days £165 + Reg Fee

Prerequisite – British Canoeing  4 Star Sea 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:

1 Star (2 Days) £165

  • March, Saturday 24th – Sun 25th
  • April, Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th
  • May, Thursday 24th – Friday 25th
  • September, Thursday 6th – Fri 7th

2 Star (2 Days) £165

  • April, Monday 9th – Tuesday 10th

3 Star Training (2 Days) £165

  • March, Monday 19th – Tues 20th
  • April, Thursday 19th – Friday 20th
  • May, Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th
  • September, Saturday 8th – Sun 9th

3 Star Assessment (1 Day) £85

  • September, Saturday 29th 
  • October, Saturday 13th 

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.