The British Canoeing 2 Star award improves upon existing paddling foundations to make you a competent paddler to begin to explore the water with confidence.
This two day course is the national standard for showing competency in canoeing and kayaking on flat water. This level of award is often an entry requirement for taking your paddling further with canoe expeditions, white water training and sea kayaking courses, as well as the prerequisite for the BC Level 1 Coaching qualification.
Moving on from the basic building blocks of 1 Star, this course develops and refines your existing skills while introducing new strokes, new skills and ideas. It also shows you how to modify your techniques to cope with weather conditions and gentle currents.
This award is trained and assessed over two days allowing plenty of time for progression and improvement in both canoe and kayak. Assessment only 2 Star courses can be booked subject to availability. Contact Us for more details.
The course Syllabus is available from the British Canoeing or Canoe Scotland websites. Certification fees are not included in the price, which are currently £6 for BC/SCA members and £7 for non-members.
To ensure you get the most out of your activity, we ask that participants meet some minimum abilities.
- While it is recommended that you have completed the BC 1 Star award, it is not a requirement. However, some paddlesport experience is a must, as you should have skills similar to the BC 1 Star, and paddled at least two different craft in two different locations.
- Capable of swimming 25m with a buoyancy aid.
If you have any questions, please get in touch. We are usually able to accommodate a diverse range of special requirements.
For introductory activities, we provide all the activity and safety equipment you need. With more advanced courses you may be expected to have some of your own personal equipment; see the Kit List for information. Whether it’s the latest gear, great instruction or comfy accommodation, we aim to provide you with the best we can.
- Buoyancy Aid
- Waterproof Cag
- Canoes, Kayaks & Paddles
As well as the activity equipment, you can rest assured that our experienced instructors carry all the necessary group safety equipment, and are covered by a comprehensive insurance policy.
Here is a quick guide to what you need to bring with you for the activity. A full kit list is included with your information pack provided after booking.
- Trainers For Getting Wet (Lace Up Type)
- Spare Dry Change Of Clothes & Shoes
- Warm Outer Layers (For Afterwards)
- Snacks/Meals & Drinks (These May Not Be Available At the Location)
If you are struggling with any specialist equipment, then please get in touch, and we may be able to assist.