Paddle Award Resources

Below you will find the documents for the Paddle Awards. The Paddle Awards are part of the Personal Performance Awards suite.

Award Documents

  Personal Performance Awards Details (532.9 KiB, 14,948 hits)

  Personal Performance Awards Delivering the Awards (576.7 KiB, 9,476 hits)

  Personal Performance Awards Provider Requirements (771.6 KiB, 16,415 hits)

  Personal Performance Awards Final Recommendation Guidance (656.8 KiB, 10,365 hits)

  Personal Performance Awards Provider Recommendation (619.3 KiB, 7,823 hits)

  Personal Performance Awards FAQs (794.6 KiB, 11,421 hits)

Award Content

  Paddle Start (1.0 MiB, 16,335 hits)

  Paddle Discover (961.5 KiB, 19,516 hits)

  Paddle Explore (810.7 KiB, 19,704 hits)

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Supporting Resources

  Paddle Start Crib Card (472.7 KiB, 2,381 hits)

  Paddle Discover Crib Card (475.6 KiB, 2,705 hits)

  Paddle Explore Crib Card (470.6 KiB, 2,172 hits)

  Paddle Start Crib Card - B&W - Print Friendly (260.9 KiB, 1,582 hits)

  Paddle Discover Crib Card - B&W - Print Friendly (193.9 KiB, 1,491 hits)

  Paddle Explore Crib Card - B&W - Print Friendly (126.5 KiB, 1,570 hits)

Provider eLearning

The Personal Performance Awards Provider eLearning is designed to support Providers with the delivery of the 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:

  • 10 CPD points
  • Provider Pack

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

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Paddlesport Safety and Rescue Course

This course was launched on the 4th January and aims to provide paddlers with the key safety and rescue skills required to operate safely and be able to deal with common problems in a sheltered water environment.

The course content focuses on rescuing from the paddlers specific craft and covers equipment, safety frameworks, as well as a range of rescues such as contact and towing rescues, self-rescues and deep water rescues.

Find out more about this course!


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Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor

This course was launched on the 4th January and aims to support Instructors running SUP taster/starter sessions and short journeys in very sheltered water environments.

The 2 day course helps to prepare candidates for their first SUP instructing role, ensuring they are ‘primed and ready’ to deliver safe and enjoyable sessions for people new to paddleboarding, within the safety management systems of clubs, centres or other organisations.

Find out more about this course!


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Inclusive Language eLearning

This eLearning was launched on the 11th January and will cover the importance of using inclusive language and the impact it can have on those around you.

This module provides an understanding of key terms, definitions and examples of inclusive language; supports learners on how to identify and tackle inappropriate or exclusive language such as banter and microaggressions; and how to challenge it when it happens.

Find out more!


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International Webinars

We have held several International webinars throughout the year the first being Paddling in France which was on 15th February 2023, this was then followed by the United States of America on 15th March 2023 we then had Nepal, Norway and the latest one Austria which was on 21st June 2023. 

If any resources were used in the webinar you can now find them on the BCAB Digital Library along with the recording of the webinars. Unfortunately Paddling in Norway wasn\’t recorded so that wont be on the Digital Library.


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Manual Handling eLearning

This eLearning was launched on the 31st January and will cover different types of manual handling, how we can consider and manage risk and shows the steps we can take when manual handling to better protect our bodies. 

Throughout paddlesport, there are many occasions when we are lifting, carrying and moving craft, as well as performing rescues.  It’s essential we reflect on current practice and consider whether we are putting ourselves and others in potential danger of damaging joints and muscles, particularly when moving or lifting equipment or people.

Find out more!