British Canoeing 2 Star 2 Day course


Please call us on 01252 871808 for available dates.

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The British Canoe Union two star award is an improvement award that helps paddlers develop fundamental paddlesports skills on flat water. The emphasis is on gaining a breadth of experience, creating the desire movement of the boat and developing an understanding of how the boat, paddle and water interact.

The training and assessment is conducted in a sheltered water environment and the award is obtained by taking an assessment in both a canoe and a kayak. The training will cover personal paddling skills, rescue skills, group leadership and theory.

There needs to be a minimum of 2 students to run the course, due to BCU guidelines. If this cannot be achieved, we will rearrange a suitable time with you to run the course.

There will be a maximum of 1 to 6 students per instructor.


Have experience of paddling at least two different craft

IN 2 different locations e.g. canal, river, lake/loch, sea, (different parts of large bodies of water will count as two locations

AND 2 local competitions e.g. club events: slalom, polo, sprint, freestyle, bell boats


2 journeys (journeys of 2 hours duration)

Time 9.30am to 4.30pm
This course is recommended for the ages of 14 years and over.

Note: If you do not find a date that is suitable for you please ring us or drop us an email and we will see if we can organise something for you.

Disclaimer: Horseshoe Lake reserve the right to cancel or change dates due to lack of participants.