BC Advanced Sea Kayak Leader Training 2017-09-05T09:32:28+00:00

BCU 5 star training

Course summary

Our 5 day advanced sea kayak leader training is incredibly popular. We develop all aspects of your personal paddling and leadership. During the course we don`t just show you where the level of the award is we actively help bring you up to that level. One of the days will be spent in the classroom covering the Open Water Navigation and tidal planning.

Experience needed

You should be at or above the BC sea kayak leader or 4 star level. Therefore you should be leading a group in up to force 4 winds and 2 Knots of tide. The course is designed to train you up to the BC Advanced Sea Kayak Leader (5*) level.

Course content


We have consistent surf with beaches that face a variety of directions allowing us to find the right surf for the session.  We can use it to help develop skills or to practice rescues and leadership.


We can help you develop your rescues skills to give you the tools for your paddling toolbox to enable you to deal with a variety of scenarios.


We will make use of the rocky exposed coasts of Cornwall to develop leadership techniques in a variety of conditions.

Personal skills

During the course we will be able to work on any aspect of your personal paddling skills to help build your confidence in conditions.


Each morning we will look at the forecast together to decide where the best location for the day will be.  Using our classroom we can practice planning trips in tide and putting together day planning sheets for leading groups.

Location and times

We meet between 09:00 – 09:30 at Sea Kayaking Cornwall, Dove House, Tregoniggie TR11 4SN. We will sit down in our briefing room at 9:30 to discuss individual needs and desires and get to meet everyone on the course. The finish time may vary depending on the chosen launch location and the plan for the day but we normally aim to finish around 16:00.
Sea Kayaking Cornwall is located on the edge of Falmouth. Follow signs to Falmouth which will take you passed ASDA. Continue on until the next roundabout with cannons on. Take the second exit towards Budock Water. Continue straight across the next roundabout.   After about 200m turn left into Tregoniggie ind estate. We are down the hill on the left.

What to bring

Camera to capture the action off the water.
A towel!
A flask of hot drink.
Packed lunch
Your personal paddling equipment
We are looking forward to seeing you out on the water.

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What it includes

The course fee includes equipment if required. The equipment we can supply are wetsuits, thermal tops, water proof kayaking jackets, buoyancy aids, helmets, spray decks and of course kayaks and paddles. We use quality equipment maintained to a high standard to ensure you are comfortable and safe out on the water.  The fee also includes transport during the course if required. We also have hot showers and a drying room for you to use.  Our base has navigation equipment and a multimedia classroom to utilise for briefings and classes.  During your course our kitchen has an endless supply of fresh coffee and tea to get you started each morning.  We also have secure kayak storage if required during your time with us.