At Whoosh you can learn the basics of canoeing with the following BCU qualifications

BCU Start is an introductory award for people starting out in Canoeing and Kayaking. Normally awarded after a 6 hour learn to canoe course and teaching of basdic stroke including forward and backwards paddling and turning stroke. Start is an encouragement qualification which helps build confidence in paddling.

BCU 1 Star is the next award to work on and includes building on basic skills. Skills include developing turning strokes ,support strokes and paddling with a increasing degree of skill. 

BCU 2 star is a development qualification that builds on skills developed on the 1star course. Star looks at the development of far more independent skills, linking strokes together with fluidity and the start of techniques which can be used to turn and control the boat with greater finesse. Rescue skills and Eskimo rescues and additional support strokes used to keep the boat upright on move are covered in the 2 star along with paddling skills on rivers and trips.
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