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Paddle Sports Courses 2015

This year, the Trent Lock Scout Activity Centre Paddle Sports Team will be running a variety of courses for qualifications of the governing body known as British Canoeing. Please see below for courses available. All courses are limited due to instructor ratios so book on fast.

1 Star

The 1 star is a clear stepping stone to becoming a paddler. It is designed as a basic award to introduce beginners into the world of paddle sport.

Course Dates and Duration
1 Star Course TBC (2 consecutive days)

Note 1: Excludes certification fee payable to British Canoe Union if gaining a pass whilst attending the course.

2 Star

The 2 star is the next level to work towards from British Canoeing. This level indicates that the paddler has the skills on flat water to control the movement of both kayaks and canoes and will show an understanding of how the paddle, boat and water interact. If the 2 star is obtained, it can be used as a prerequisite for the UKCC Level 1 paddle sport coach award or used to go towards gaining a Scout Adventurous Activity Ppermit.

This year, the Trent Lock Paddle Sports Team is running two 2 Star skills courses, one based on kayak skills and the other on canoe skills. If all the skills are obtained, there may be possibility for an assessment for the 2 Star award. Please see details below for courses:

Course Dates and Duration
2 Star Kayak Skills Training TBC (2 consecutive days)
2 Star Canoe Skills Training TBC (2 consecutive days)

How do I book?

Telephone 07961 801876 or e-mail Andy Brown with your details and the course you plan to join.

Note 1: Spaces are usually allocated on a first come first served basis and will be limited, so get your booking in early.

Note 2: To help with administration, all monies and health / consent forms will be required, prior to the course starting.

- activities can not be guaranteed and are subject to availability, instructors and conditions -