British Canoeing 3 Star Awards

Once you've achieved your BC 2 Star Award or are of a similar standard you’ll be ready to progress to the next stage and choose your discipline in which to obtain your BC 3 Star Award. If you don't have your BC 2 Star Award, we advise taking these assessments after completing Stage 3 of our Paddlesport Development Programme. Lee Valley White Water Centre offers three BC 3 Star Awards in different disciplines - BC 3 Star White Water Kayak, BC 3 Star Freestyle and BC 3 Star Open Canoe.

We also offer 3 Star training to help prepare you for your assessment which can be arranged on request. Please call us on 03000 030 616 if you'd like to book one of these training sessions.

Prerequisites

  • You'll be asked to provide evidence of at least 8 - 10 paddling sessions (minimum 40 hours) in varied locations where possible; including environments specific to your chosen discipline and evidence of having paddled grade 2 white water
  • You'll need a consistent BC 2 Star standard of performance in the appropriate craft; we recommend that you hold the BC 2 Star Award
  • You'll need to demonstrate the ability to swim confidently in moving water or sea environment wearing normal paddling clothes depending on your chosen discipline
  • Please download the BC 3 Star Award Syllabus to see the prerequisites specific to your chosen discipline:

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: £25.00 non members and £12.00 members
  • BC membership

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BC 3 Star White Water Kayak

This is a one day course. Both training and assessment days 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.

BC 3 Star Freestyle

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.

BC 3 Star Open Canoe

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.