British Canoeing 1 Star Award

The BC 1 Star Award is ideal for those new to paddling and it's a great stepping stone into becoming a paddler. You can take this award in any type of paddlesport craft including solo and crew boats, sit-on-tops, all competition craft and stand up paddle boards. If you're under 14 years of age you may find our Junior Paddlesport Development Programme more suitable.  


  • You must be confident in water and ideally be able to swim although this isn't essential
  • This award is designed for those who've had at least 6 hours of water time

What's included?

  • Professional coaching on and off the water
  • Mentoring and advice on development within paddlesport
  • All equipment but you’re welcome to bring your own
  • Lee Valley White Water Centre membership

What's not included?

  • Personal third party liability insurance
  • Food and beverages
  • BC certificate fees: £7.00 non members and £6.00 members
  • BC membership

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This is a one day course which will run 09:00 - 17:00.

To discuss dates and availability or if you're looking to make a group booking for a specific date please contact us on 03000 030 616 to discuss alternative options.