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British Canoeing Performance & Leadership courses at Glenmore Lodge

Performance awards – 2 & 3 star

The 2 Star award is a generic award which focuses on the fundamental paddling skills for canoeing and kayaking on sheltered water. It is also a pre-requisite for the BC Paddlesport Instructor Award. The 3 Star award can be accessed with or without the 2 Star and is a discipline specific award which is designed to show that the paddler can competently paddle in moderate water conditions. We offer the 3 Star award for White Water Kayak, Freestyle, Sea Kayak, Canoe, Surf Kayak and Touring.

Leadership awards

These have been rebranded by British Canoeing from 4 & 5 star awards.

These awards are discipline specific and focus on personal performance, safety and leadership in sheltered, moderate and advanced water conditions. The paddler will be in a position to lead groups for their club, friends or within a centre. A specific safety course is also required prior to progressing on to the assessment for some of the awards. We offer training & assessments in White Water Kayak, Sea Kayak, Canoe and Surf Kayak including the specific safety courses.

To find out the most up to date information including syllabi for all awards including eLearning please see here –

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BC Performance & Leadership Reviews

It was a great course that has given me both the enthusiasm and confidence to continue with Open Canoeing.
Winch Peter BC 3 Star Training & Assessment - Open Canoe


Possibly the best course I've been on. The pace was great, the group gelled really well, trips were well selected to offer us the right level of challenge and learning experiences. Lots if laughter and learning...I had a brilliant week. Great I got my award but sad its over.
leigh murray BC 3 Star Training & Assessment - Open Canoe


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