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Successful performance at this level indicates that you can consider yourself as an intermediate white water kayak paddler and can now paddle on moving waters. You will be able to do this in a competent manner as part of a led group and have the knowledge and ability to help the smooth running of a trip while being led down a section of a river with sections up to grade 2.


  • Candidates should provide evidence of at least 8-10 paddling sessions (minimum 40 hours) in varied locations where possible; this should include evidence of having paddled grade 2 water
  • A consistent BCU 2 Star standard of performance in the appropriate craft is required for anyone starting to work towards the BCU 3 Star White Water Kayak Award; it is recommended that the candidate holds the BCU 2 Star Award
  • The ability to swim confidently in moving water, wearing normal paddling clothes

Cost: £125 (non-residential), £185 (self-catering), £225 (full board)

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