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paddlesport taster (PST)

Pre Requisites: None

Course Information: A 1 1/2 hour session designed to get you hooked on paddlesports. You will experience paddling kayaks and canoes and learn new skills in a fun way.

Assessment: There is no assessment. This is all about having fun, practicing and progressing at your own speed however your instructor will happily give you an action plan to help you work on the skills you have learnt in your own time.

What is provided? All paddling equipment and protective equipment.

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complete paddlesport taster (CPST)

Pre Requisites: None

Course Information: A full day session designed to teach you the basic skills required to handle a kayak and canoe. You will gain a better understanding of how to progress in the sport which will help you decide if you want to continue to progress in one or both disciplines.

Assessment: There is no assessment. This is all about having fun, practicing and progressing at your own speed however your instructor will happily give you an action plan to help you work on the skills you have learnt in your own time.

What is provided? All paddling equipment and protective equipment.

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paddling club (PC)

Pre Requisites: A desire to learn and a love for the outdoors.

Course Information: The weekly club sessions are aimed at like-minded individuals that may want to learn new skills, experience what a new river or lake has to offer or just a chance to paddle with others and make friends for life. Skills will be taught and revisited each week and everyone has the chance to tick off the Creative Outdoors Paddle Skills Passport as they go without the pressure of assessments.If you want to buy any equipment prior to your session please have a look at our shop. It can be sent to you in preparation for your session or we can have it ready for you to use when you arrive.

Assessment: This is all about getting outdoors and having fun although the Paddle Skills Passport can be completed as your instructors sees you complete a requirement.

What is provided? All personal protection equipment, kayaks, canoes and instruction is provided. If you have your own paddling equipment please feel free to use it however please show it to your instructor prior the start of the course so they can check its suitability and serviceability.

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BCU 1 star (BCU1)

Pre Requisites: None

Course Information: A two day course that covers the full BCU 1 star syllabus in both kayak and canoe. You will leave feeling confident about controlling the boat and with a wider understanding of the sport.

Assessment:The award is assessed continuously throughout the course to create a more relaxed approach.

What is provided? All paddling equipment and protective equipment.

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BCU 2 star canoe (BCU2C)

Pre Requisites: None although BCU 1 Star would be useful. Creative Outdoors BCU 2 Star Kayak course is required to complete the full BCU 2 Star award.

Course Information: A two day course that covers the full BCU 2 star canoe syllabus. The Creative Outdoors BCU 2 Star Kayak course is required to complete the full BCU 2 Star award. The skills you will learn build on your 1 star skills and introduce support strokes, rescues, moving sideways and other turning strokes. You will paddle singly and in pairs during the course.

Assessment: The award is assessed continuously throughout the course to create a more relaxed approach.

What is provided? All paddling equipment and protective equipment.

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