The BCU Paddlepower and star tests are internationally recognised awards that assess paddling skills, safety and leader training.

We are able to offer introductory beginners courses as well as training and assessment of the following BCU awards.

BCU One Star a flat water award that demonstrates an individual has basic boat control and foundation skills.

BCU Two Star is an improvement award that helps paddlers develop fundamental paddlesport skills on flat water.

BCU Three Star level indicates that candidates can consider themselves an intermediate paddler rather than a beginner. The award is discipline specific with awards in Sea Kayak, Surf, Open Canoe, White Water Kayak, Flat Water Kayak and some of the competitive disciplines.

Rolling is a useful skill that will give you more confidence in your boat. The club runs rolling courses at an indoor pool. We can then help you transfer this skill outside onto the lake or at a nearby moving water venue.

Special courses for youth groups based on the paddlepower or DofE award scheme can also be arranged. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Groups first response is Dave Rudland on 07850190537 or e-mail


When the group are running courses they will be posted here
or check out the links to other course providers


Plas Y Brenin

Glenmore Lodge