Please find below the courses that we currently have running. To check the availability please click Book Now.

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1* Canoe Course

This is the base level of the Star Awards system and can be taken in either a canoe or a kayak. It is ideal for beginner paddlers that are looking for an introduction to paddle powered water sports.

To get this award you need to complete the full programme lasting a minimum of 6 hours instruction.

When you have attained this award you will be able to:

  • get in and out confidently
  • paddle forward, backward, stop, turn and move the boat sideways in a safe and effective manner
  • gain knowledge of access, egress and navigable waterways
  • better understanding of  canoeing and kayaking in general.

Participants have to be 16 yrs +

£50.00

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1* Kayak Course

This is the base level of the Star Awards system and can be taken in either a canoe or a kayak. It is ideal for beginner paddlers that are looking for an introduction to paddle powered water sports.

To get this award you need to complete the full programme lasting a minimum of 6 hours instruction.

When you have attained this award you will be able to:

  • get in and out confidently
  • paddle forward, backward, stop, turn and move the boat sideways in a safe and effective manner
  • gain knowledge of access, egress and navigable waterways
  • better understanding of  canoeing and kayaking in general.

Participants must be 16yrs + 

£50.00

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2* Canoe/Kayak

This is the second level of the Star Awards system and is aimed at those wishing to learn the skills required in a canoe or kayak. This course is a prerequisite for those wishing to take part in Level 1 coaching courses or above.

This is a two day course and involves paddling using both single and double bladed paddles.

The course involves gaining greater knowledge of the sport and more advanced levels of paddling techniques in both solo and tandem canoe and kayak. It also forms the base level for the UKCC system.

£85.00

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Beginners Ski Course (Condensed)

The days starts at 10:30am, finish at 4:30pm and consist of 5 hours instruction with 1 hour’s worth of breaks throughout the day. The course is aimed at taking all participants from a complete beginner level up to the basic recreational standard (controlled snowplough turns and use of the lift) within one day. Please note that we cannot guarantee that each participant will achieve this standard as it is purely dependant on the individual’s ability to pick up and action the skills taught to them. These are physically demanding days and we advise having a high level of fitness because of this the age limit is 12+. We also run the same course over three evenings.

From £87.00

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Beginners Ski course (Evenings)

The course is aimed at taking all participants from a complete beginner level up to the basic recreational standard (controlled snowplough turns and use of the lift) over the course of three two hour evening sessions. As opposed to our condensed course which is condensed into one day. Please note that we cannot guarantee that each participant will achieve this standard as it is purely dependant on the individual’s ability to pick up and action the skills taught to them. Age 10+

From £87.00

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Emergency First Aid at Work Course

Our Emergency First Aid at Work course based at Ackers Adventure is a 1 day (min 6 hours) practical course to ensure you feel confident enough to deal with any life threatening First Aid emergencies. The course is aimed at lower risk working environments and for the general public wishing to gain a new skill and be able to deal with the unexpected

£65.00

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Outdoor First Aid Course

Our Outdoor First Aid course covers the long-term care of casualties in remote settings and is ideal for leaders, teachers or those who spend a lot of time outdoors! It is a 16-hour course, delivered over 2 days at Ackers Adventure in Birmingham. The course costs £110pp and is approved by NGBs including BCU, BASI and MLT.

£110.00