You'll be amazed to discover that the BCU requirements are complicated! Your certificate must be issued by an HSE approved centre or be on the BCU list of recognised courses. The minimum course length, found on the BCU website is as follows;

Old SchemeNew Scheme
Level 11 day1 day (if working independently)
Level 21 day1 day
Moderate Water Endorsementn/a2 days
Level 32 days2 days
Level 42 daysn/a
Level 52 daysn/a
4 Star2 days2 days
5 Star2 days2 days

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