Hengistbury Head BCU1* Start (Adult)

Hengistbury Head BCU1* Start (Adult)

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Important message
Due to the impact of COVID-19, Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre will unfortunately be unable to offer any courses throughout July, August and September and will remain closed to the public during this period.

Course Details

This is an ideal course for those with little or no experience of kayaking and canoeing. During your one day introduction you will get the opportunity to try different boats and take a short journey up the river.

The practical nature of the course gives a thorough introduction to paddlesports while working towards the BCU1* qualification, which is normally achievable within the period of the course.

Information & Support

Experience required: None

This course is suitable for those aged 16+. 

The Centre has a team of experienced staff, who will guide you through these early stages of kayaking and canoeing.  The shallow waters of Christchurch Harbour make it an ideal place to learn.

Available dates and locations

Code Location Date Time Cost Contact
Code: LHHFC040 Location: Hengistbury Outdoor Centre Date: This course runs at various times of the year Time: Various Cost: £75.00 Contact: 01202 425173

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enrol on a course?

To enrol please call one of the numbers below:

Brockenhurst or Lymington courses 01590 679457

New Milton or Ringwood courses 01590 625222

Can I start the course part way through?

For some courses, this may be possible.  Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk to confirm.

What do you define as a 'beginner'?

Beginner is someone who has little or no knowledge of the subject area.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification or to take a quick assessment to find out the most suitable level for you.

What do you define as 'intermediate'?

Intermediate is for those who have completed a beginners course with us or have some knowledge of the subject but would like to learn more.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification or to take a quick assessment to find out the most suitable level for you.

What do you define as 'advanced'?

Advanced for those who have completed an intermediate course with us or are proficient in the subject.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification or to take a quick assessment to find out the most suitable level for you.

Are there any age restrictions (young/old)?

Students need to be 19 years old or over.

There is no upper age limit.

What should I take with me on the day?

Please see ‘Information & Support’ within each individual course information page.

If you require further details please email leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk

How much does the course cost?

The cost of each course will be displayed on each individual course information page.

If you require further details please email leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk

Can I pay for the course in instalments?

Each course needs to be paid in full before the start of the course.

Are there any concessions available?

Reduced fees may apply for those on specific benefits.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for more details.