4 Star Training (sea)
The Four Star and Five Star awards are leadership awards and enable paddlers to lead groups in appropriate conditions. The Star Award Scheme best suits paddlers aged 16 and over.
To ensure you have full up to date details and course pre-requisites, please visit www.bcu.org.uk
This discipline specific test is designed to indicate that the candidate has the skill level to safely paddle and lead other competent paddlers on sections of moderate water. A four Star paddler will have the all round paddling ability, safety, rescue and basic leadership required to undertake trips on sheltered - moderate water with a group of paddlers able themselves to be able to operate in a self-sufficient manner. The new award looks much the same structurally to the old 5 star, but the personal skills and leadership reflect an easier environment.
When you successfully complete a Star Test you will receive a certificate (please note that we no longer issue badges)
Anyone wishing to attend a 4 star training is required to hold the new BCU 3 Star Sea or ‘old’ 4 Star Sea Award.
If you are unsure which award you hold please contact your awarding nation to clarify.