Paddlepower Passport (for young people)
One Star Canoe and Kayak (for adults)
Sessions for Groups
Two Star Canoe and Kayak
Three Star White Water Kayak
Foundation Safety and Rescue
Aquatic First Aid
White Water Safety and Rescue
Four Star River Leaders
The syllabus for each course can be found through the British Canoeing (BC) website as follows: Paddlepower, Star Awards (1 to 3), Safety Training, Four Star, and Aquatic First Aid Level 1 and Level 2.
2017 Course Leaflet is here and Application Form is here.
Mondays 6.30pm – 8pm, Market Yard, Frome
- The training will take place on Monday evenings
- 6.30pm – 8pm
- 6 week duration
8th May to 12th June
19th June to 24th July
Costs: £35 for club members, £50 for non-members
A four-week evening course on Tuesdays - 7pm-9pm
Ideal for newcomers and those wanting to find out more about canoeing. This course is designed for over 14 year-olds and provides an introduction to canoeing. The course includes:
- Forward and reverse paddling
- Steering and moving sideways
- Launching and landing
- Personal safety
- Equipment and clothing
Costs: Tuesday sessions fees plus an assessment session costing £10.
(certificate costs are extra)
What is a Group Session?
This session will give your group or organisation an opportunity to have a go canoeing in a special session which we organise exclusively for you. We will arrange a session which is both exciting and different so that members of your organisation can have a go at canoeing.
The main object of the session is:
- Having fun
- Playing games
- Getting wet
- Learning some paddling skills
- Generally having a good time
For more information please contact Pam Dixon.
A 10 week course for 14 year-olds and under
- 6.30pm – 8pm
- 10 week duration
Costs: £50 for club members, £65 for non-members
A four-day course over run over three weekends.
For people wishing to progress from the British Canoeing One Star Award. This course builds on the paddling covered at Passport and One Star, developing a higher standard of paddling in canoe and kayak, as well as introducing new skills. The course includes:
- Forward and reverse paddling
- Stopping, turning and steering
- Preventing a capsize
- Safety and first aid
- Access and environment
- A journey (date to be arrranged)
Assessment is 2nd July.
Costs: £55 for club members, £75 non members
Under 16s get a £5 discount on these prices
(Certificate costs are extra)
A course over three days.
The dates are planned to give participants plenty of opportunity to practise the flat water and rescue skills over the summer. The moving water skills will be covered on a river trip - yet to be decided.
This award indicates a competent paddler on moving water. The course includes:
- Efficient forward paddling
- Moving sideways
- Supporting and rolling
- Breaking in and out
- Ferry gliding
- Safety, leadership and group skills
£85 non members
(Certificates are extra: BC members £12, non-BC members £25)
Dates: 18th June and 10th September at Langham Farm, and 22nd October on moving water.
Date: 20th/21st May
Costs: £35 for club members, £55 non members
(certificate costs are extra: £5 for BC members, £10 for non-BC members)
Date: 30th July
An 8 hour qualification which covers incident management, resuscitation, hypothermia and many other aspects of first aid applicable to canoeing. This course is needed if you intend to pursue a coaching qualification above Level 1.
Costs: £30 members, £50 non members
(certificate costs are extra: £6 for BC members, £9 for non-BC members)
Date: Let us know if you are interested in this qualification.
This course is run at the Tryweryn. It is designed for everyone who paddles grade 2 or higher, either kayak or canoe, and it allows you to develop critical skills to keep yourself safe on white water and look after the people you paddle with. It is a very 'wet' course and so dry suits are an asset. If you don't have one you can hire one from the Centre.
Cost: £85 (plus £24 water fees to be paid to CT on the day, plus transport and overnight costs)
Transport, accommodation and food need to be arranged by participants for themselves. There are plenty of bunkhouses near Bala, or you can camp.
This weekend is for the 4 Star Training. (The assessment will take place at a later date - not fixed yet.)
The qualification allows you to lead small groups of competent paddlers on moderate whitewater - up to grade 2 or 3.
In between training and assessment, there is time for practice!
When you are ready for assessment, there are some other things which you need to get in place:
- Provide evidence of 12 river trips, including six grade 3 trips as a member and six as an assistant leader
- Hold a current First Aid qualification (8 hours)
- Have completed the White Water Safety and Rescue course
- Register with British Canoeing (LR Form)
- Be aged over 18
Transport and accommodation need to be arranged by the participants for themselves.