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The BCU 1 Star qualification is a clear stepping stone to becoming a paddler. Designed as a basic award, the one star is the level people would typically reach after an introductory course of six hours quality water time.

We'll provide waterproofs, wetsuits and buoyancy aids. We advise you to bring warm clothing, a change of clothes, footwear (eg, old trainers), and lunch.


  • Be at least 14 years of age.
  • Experience in two different craft.


  • Southampton Solent University students and staff: £30
  • Students: £50 (students refers to anyone in full-time education - proof is required at time of booking. Please call or email to book so that the discount can be applied to your booking.)
  • Public rate: £60

A £5 additional certificate fee is payable on the day.

Book your place

Course dates and booking
Date  TimeVenue Spaces available Book 
TBC  9am - 5pm Watersports Centre, Warsash  8 Telephone: 023 8201 4298
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