Slovenia, Switzerland

You should be a keen paddler with 2 Star skills (please bring proof with you if you have the 2 star award but it is not essential). Previous experience of moving water is advantageous but not essential. Please bring your logbook with you.

Course Content
Over the first four days we will be using lake and river venues to cover the 3 Star syllabus. Our high staff to student ratio ensures that you receive individual attention throughout the course. The course will cover:

Personal Paddling Skills

  • Lifting, carrying and launching/landing
  • Efficient forward paddling
  • Reverse over a figure of eight course
  • Moving sideways, both static and on the move
  • Supporting, both static and on the move
  • Rolling
  • Breaking in and out
  • Ferry gliding

Rescue Skills

  • Deep-water rescue
  • Towing and use of towing aid
  • Eskimo rescue
  • Throwline

Safety, Leadership & Group Skills

  • Personal risk management
  • Awareness of others
  • Paddle a section of grade 2 water as part of a led group


  • Equipment
  • Safety
  • Weather
  • Hypothermia/First aid
  • Access
  • Environment
  • Planning
  • Group awareness
  • General
  • Navigation
  • Etiquette

The Assessment
During the final day you will do your 3 Star assessment. We will cover as many aspects of the 3 Star syllabus as time and conditions allow. This will be done on moving water up to grade 2. Below are the links for the 3 Star syllabus, training and assessment notes, which will outline the skills you will be developing and then assessed in.

BC 3 Star syllabus
BC 3 Star training notes
BC 3 Star assessment notes

Booking a Course

Duration: 5 days
Cost: € 375,- (excluding travel- and accommodation costs and rentals)

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