Personal Performance Award Resources

Below you will find course documents and the eLearning for the Personal Performance Awards.

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:

  • 10 CPD Points
  • Provider Pack

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

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 (255.3 KiB, 534 hits)

  Personal Performance Awards Final Recommendation Guidance (194.7 KiB, 231 hits)

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

  Personal Performance Awards FAQs (248.3 KiB, 186 hits)

For award content documents without watermark images please click here.

Canoeing Content

  Canoe Award (1.3 MiB, 10,214 hits)

  Progressive Canoe Award (7.1 MiB, 6,052 hits)

  Advanced Canoe Award (1.5 MiB, 3,972 hits)

Freestyle Content

  Flat Water Freestyle Award (1.1 MiB, 2,624 hits)

  Freestyle Award (1.8 MiB, 1,729 hits)

  Advanced Freestyle Award (1.7 MiB, 1,731 hits)

Polo Content

  Polo Explore Award (1.2 MiB, 1,775 hits)

  Polo Perform Award (1.2 MiB, 1,575 hits)

  Polo Excel Award (1.1 MiB, 1,541 hits)

Racing Content

  Racing Explore Award (1.4 MiB, 1,923 hits)

  Racing Perform Award (1.3 MiB, 1,745 hits)

  Racing Excel Award (1.4 MiB, 1,651 hits)

Rafting Content

  Flat Water Raft Racing Award (1.1 MiB, 1,549 hits)

  Stadium Raft Racing Award (2.3 MiB, 1,511 hits)

  River Raft Racing Award (1.6 MiB, 1,513 hits)

Sea Kayak Content

  Sea Kayak Award (976.8 KiB, 12,537 hits)

  Coastal Sea Kayak Award (1.3 MiB, 9,340 hits)

  Advanced Sea Kayak Award (974.1 KiB, 5,804 hits)

Slalom Content

  Slalom Explore Award (912.9 KiB, 1,817 hits)

  Slalom Perform Award (1.0 MiB, 1,626 hits)

  Slalom Excel Award (1.4 MiB, 1,489 hits)

SUP Content

  SUP Sheltered Water Award (1.4 MiB, 8,903 hits)

  SUP White Water Award (385.6 KiB, 2,759 hits)

  SUP Paddle Surf Award (915.7 KiB, 2,226 hits)

Surf Kayak Content

  Surf Kayak Award (1.0 MiB, 2,314 hits)

  Progressive Surf Kayak Award (1.3 MiB, 1,765 hits)

  Advanced Surf Kayak Award (3.0 MiB, 1,582 hits)

Touring Content

  Touring Award (910.8 KiB, 5,436 hits)

  Open Water Touring Award (918.5 KiB, 3,711 hits)

  Multi Day Touring Award (1.3 MiB, 3,401 hits)

White Water Content

  White Water Award (1.2 MiB, 8,164 hits)

  Progressive White Water Award (1.5 MiB, 4,931 hits)

  Advanced White Water Award (1.2 MiB, 3,249 hits)

  Stadium White Water Award (1.3 MiB, 1,019 hits)

  Progressive Stadium White Water Award (1.4 MiB, 857 hits)

Wild Water Racing Content

  Wild Water Racing Explore Award (1.3 MiB, 1,471 hits)

  Wild Water Racing Perform Award (1.3 MiB, 1,397 hits)

  Wild Water Racing Excel Award (1.3 MiB, 1,412 hits)

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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!