UKCC Paddlesports

We provide both personal star awards and UKCC coaching awards for canoeing and kayaking. This can be in the disciplines of inland kayak, sea kayak and open canoeing. This is in line with the British Canoe Union (BCU) and Welsh Canoe Union (WCA) syllabuses.

BCU Two Star 

Covers manoeuvring skills and forwards paddling in both kayaks and canoes on flat water. It also looks at general aspects of paddlewsport. 

More dates to be confirmed for 2017. Please contact us for more information

BCU Three Star Inland

For those that wish to develop their white water kayak skills and demonstrate their competence to control and manoeuvre their kayak on flat water. These course are run in conjunction with Sea 2 Summit.

BCU Three Star Sea

Concentrates on skills to manoeuvre a sea kayak in a coastal environment. These courses are run in conjunction with Adventure Elements.

UKCC Level 1 Coach  - training and assessment in one course

A coaching award for those that want to lead and coach groups on sheltered water.  

More dates to be confirmed for 2017. Please contact us for more information

Our coaching courses are run with a fun and dynamic style so you shouldn't feel intimidated even though it is a qualification course. You will have confidence and ability to put into practice your newfound skills. A clear action plan will be drawn up and detailed feedback for each candidate.

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Residential Accommodation

All courses are base from Arete Centre in Snowdonia, North Wales.  We can offer accommodation for all courses on a self-catered or catered basis. For more information on accommodation.

Further Information

For course syllabus on star awards more information from the BCU or UKCC level 1 coach from the WCA. Please contact us at Arete Centre if you wish to book or need any further information on an of the UKCC canoe and kayak coach or star awards.