Skills & Tips

On this page you can find many useful resources to help you improve your paddling technique whilst on the water. Take a look at Rob’s Resources too, for more in-depth explanations of complex techniques and information on where to get out and about.

As well as these, there are complete sets of notes and syllabuses from the BCU website to see exactly what you need in order to pass your BCU Paddlesport awards. These are for the new star award system.

These are in the PDF format and require Adobe Reader to open them. It can be downloaded for free here.

Paddlesport Awards

Click the link below to visit the Canoe England website where you can find an up-to-date list of documents such as syllabuses, trainers & assessors notes for the various star awards.

Canoe England – Paddlesport Start Awards

Other Resources

It is also recommended that any paddler wishing to obtain their 3 star or above, or any coaching qualification prints and keeps up-to-date a copy of the:

BCU Leadership and Coaching Logbook

Alternatively, we have produced a digital version of the logbook which can be opened, updated and saved electronically in Microsoft Office Excel:

River & Coaching Logbook (.xls)