Price £190.50 - (Residential) Book Now
|Start Date||End Date||Duration|
|Saturday 12th Jan, 2019||Sunday 13th Jan 2019||2 (Course Closed) days|
|Saturday 6th Apr, 2019||Sunday 7th Apr 2019||2 days|
|Saturday 26th Oct, 2019||Sunday 27th Oct 2019||2 days|
|Saturday 14th Dec, 2019||Sunday 15th Dec 2019||2 days|
If you are interested in attending this training and assessment you should be able to swim and have experience of paddling on Grade 2 moving water prior to attending this course.
Alternatively, if you have your eye on assessment you will need to provide evidence of a minimum of three journeys on sheltered water and three on moving water with stretches of grade 2. Journeys should take place on different rivers and be of approx four hours in duration or 10km. If in any doubt, please contact us for further details.
Tollymore’s excellent location close to the river Bann and the Annacloy River, arguably the best rivers for this award, means that you will be getting straight on the water. On those low water days our mini buses and range of trailers allow us the opportunity to travel, guaranteeing that you will be coached in the best conditions possible.
The BCU 3 Star Award measures a standard of performance for improving paddlers. On completion of the 3 Star a paddler can consider themselves as an intermediate paddler competent to be an active member of a group led down a section of grade 2 river.
The 3 Star is often used as a bench mark of competence when joining a commercial expedition or for joining an extended club trip. The 3 Star is also a prerequisite to be attending your Level 2 Coach Training. For full details of the award syllabus, candidates should visit the BCU website – www.bcu.org.uk.
The training and assessment course will take place across two days, focusing on the following key areas:
Boat handling skills such as:
Safety and rescue such as:
Safety, leadership and group skills such as:
If you are intending to be assessed for this award, please read carefully the BCU syllabus before booking a place. You’ll be expected to provide evidence of previous paddling experience and have all personal safety equipment for the duration of the course. See the BCU guidance notes for this kit list.
This programme is aimed at those wishing to develop the necessary skills to journey in a moderate environment – under leadership.
The 3 Star is also a pre-requisite for those wishing to attain their Level 2 Coach or their 4 Star Leader.
The programme is flexible and some sessions may be moved around to get the best out of the prevailing weather conditions and individual student needs.
The following list is of equipment we recommend you bring. All essential equipment is available from our extensive stores. We advise you not to rush out and buy kit for the course, but use it as a chance to find out what would best suit your needs. However, if you do have any of your own equipment do bring it along our staff will be required to vet for suitability equipment such as buoyancy aids and helmets. You should bring the following personal equipment with you: Footwear – wet suit boots, thermal tops, warm outdoor wear (fleece is ideal), hat, gloves, towel, small first aid kit, vacuum flask, personal medication, notebook and pen.
|Footwear – wet suit boots||Thermal tops|
|Vacuum flask||Warm outdoor wear (fleece is ideal)|
|Small first aid kit||Towel|
|Notebook and pen|
Our equipment stores are by far the best around with a stock of over 100 boats from across the range of models there are plenty to choose from! If your thinking of buying a boat come along and ‘try before you buy’ and also get unbiased expert advise from our staff on the most suitable equipment for you.
Participants are encouraged to bring any personal equipment so they get the opportunity to be coached using the equipment they are most familiar with
The course fee includes kit, equipment, in course transport, coaching, food and accommodation.
Course accommodation will be in shared twin ensuite rooms. If you would prefer not to share a room, single occupancy may be available for an additional charge.