New Personal Performance Awards

Personal Performance Awards

In January 2019, British Canoeing Awarding Body will be launching the new Personal Performance Awards. They will replace the existing Star Awards.

After extensive independent research and wider consultation with the paddling community, British Canoeing Awarding Body and volunteers have created a framework of awards. This framework represents and supports the diverse paddling community.

The new Personal Performance Awards are designed for paddlers wanting to gain recognition of their learning and development, in the craft and environment they choose.

The process of completing the awards is based on learning. The ethos of ‘supporting the paddler’ is the main focus of all the awards, encouraging individuals in their personal development.

Lee Pooley, British Canoeing Awarding Body Responsible Officer, says:

“British Canoeing Awarding Body is delighted to be announcing the new Personal Performance Awards. They will replace the existing ‘Star Awards’ from January 2019.

“The development of the new awards has been an exciting project with many paddlers involved in creating Personal Performance Awards for paddlers, as well as people new to paddlesport.”

Provider eLearning

The Personal Performance Awards Provider eLearning is designed to support Providers with the delivery of the British Canoeing Personal Performance Awards. The activities will give a range of information about how Providers can support paddlers and all the information they need to know about the Personal Performance Awards.

The eLearning costs £15, will take approximately an hour to complete and you will also receive the following upon completion:

  • 3 Year CPD update
  • Assessor Training
  • Provider Pack

The eLearning can be accessed on the British Canoeing Awarding Body Learning Platform by clicking here.

Below you will find supporting resources for the New Personal Performance Awards. Further details of the content of the awards will be available from Autumn 2018.

Personal Performance Awards Provider Details  Personal Performance Awards Provider Details (Size: 454.7 KB)

Personal Performance Awards FAQs  Personal Performance Awards FAQs (Size: 740.3 KB)

Personal Performance Awards Details  Personal Performance Awards Details (Size: 558.2 KB)

Personal Performance Awards Provider Guidance  Personal Performance Awards Provider Guidance (Size: 439.7 KB)

Individual Award Details

Click or tap to expand the award of interest and download the relevant course syllabus.


Download the award content for the Paddle Awards. Start. Discover. Explore.


Download the award content for the Canoeing Awards. Canoe Award. Progressive Canoe Award. Advanced Canoe Award.


Download the award content for the Freestyle Awards. Flat Water Freestyle Award. Freestyle Award. Advanced Freestyle Award.


Download the award content for the Polo Awards. Polo Explore Award. Polo Perform Award. Polo Excel Award.


Download the award content for the Racing Awards. Racing Explore Award. Racing Perform Award. Racing Excel Award.


Download the award content for the Rafting Awards. Flat Water Raft Racing Award. Stadium Raft Racing Award. River Raft Racing Award.


Download the award content for the Sea Awards. Sea Kayak Award. Coastal Sea Kayak Award. Advanced Sea Kayak Award.


Download the award content for the Slalom Awards. Slalom Explore Award. Slalom Perform Award. Slalom Excel Award.


Download the award content for the SUP Awards. SUP Sheltered Water Award. SUP White Water Award. SUP Paddle Surf Award.


Download the award content for the Surf Awards. Surf Kayak Award. Progressive Surf Kayak Award. Advanced Surf Kayak Award.


Download the award content for the Touring Awards. Touring Award. Open Water Touring Award. Multi Day Touring Award.


Download the award content for the White Water Awards. White Water Award. Progressive White Water Award. Advanced White Water Award.


Download the award content for the Wild Water Awards. Wild Water Racing Explore Award. Wild Water Racing Perform Award. Wild Water Racing Excel Award.