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One Star Award
British Canoeing One Star is a flat water award that demonstrates an individual has basic boat control and foundation skills.The one star can be taken in any kind of paddlesport craft (e.g. sit-on-top, slalom C2, polo boat, sea kayak, racing canoe etc.)
Two Star Award
British Canoeing Two Star is an improvement award that helps paddlers develop fundamental paddlesport skills on flat water. The emphasis is on gaining a breadth of experience, creating the desired movement of the boat and developing an understanding into how the paddle, boat and water interact. Two star is a combined kayak and open canoe award.
3 Star Award
British Canoeing 3-Star - Intermediate skills, no longer a beginner. This is "discipline specific" - different awards for White Water Kayak, Open Canoe, Sea Kayak, Touring Kayak and Surf. The course covers all the strokes you are ever likely to use in your kayak and will certainly test your ability! Many white-water centres ask for the 3-Star as a requirement for entry onto the water.
British Canoeing FSRT - Foundation Safety and Rescue Training - How to save yourself and others. Learn the key safety and rescue skills required to operate safely in a sheltered water environment and to be able to deal with common emergencies.
British Canoeing AFA - Aquatic First Aid - first-aid and lifesaving skills in an aquatic environment, with particular attention paid to the situations paddlers are most likely to see.
4 Star Award
British Canoeing 4-Star Leader - The skills and understanding to plan and lead up to 4 competent paddlers on on sections of moderate water (e.g. a grade 2(3) whitewater trip). You will gain the all round paddling ability, safety, rescue and basic leadership required to undertake such trips in a self-sufficient manner.
British Canoeing WWSR - The White Water Safety and Rescue Training course is designed for all paddlers operating in a moderate to advanced white water environment in either kayak or canoe, and is required for those seeking their 4 star leader award.
British Canoeing UKCC Level 1 - This is the first step on the paddlesport coaching pathway. It will introduce you to the fundamentals of good coaching practice and helps you to understand and coach technical and tactical aspects of your sport.
British Canoeing UKCC Level 2 - This is the second step on the paddlesport coaching pathway. It focuses on progressive coaching, helping you to develop your students within their first 3 years of paddling, through a series of sessions.