We offer certification of your kayaking skills through the British Canoe Union - the most highly regarded governing body of paddlesports world wide!
Certifications provide an excellent framework for your development as a skilled paddler, as well as motivation to acheive goals, and are a great way to demonstrate your skill level if you want to attend a tour or rent a kayak during your travels.
Check the links below to learn the basics, then give us a call to discuss the details! We schedule certification courses based on demand.
- Why BCU?
- The British Canoe Union is simply the most highy developed and widely regarded program of paddlesports certification in the world. Don't let "canoe" fool you - in Great Britain, a kayak is just a type of canoe! Visit the official BCU website for Great Britain, or North American headquarters.
- Star Awards
- These are tests of your personal skill level at 5 progressive stages from getting started on calm water, to leading groups of skilled paddlers in advanced conditions.
- Coach Level Awards
- These are tests of your coaching ability at 5 progressive Levels.