At Canoe  Sport Coaching we can take you on a development journey in Canoe or Kayak. We offer the very latest British Canoeing Awards, ranging from the new Paddle Awards – Start – Discover and Explore, onwards to the Personal Performance Awards Canoe and Kayak Awards.

These new awards have replaced the previous 1 – 5 star awards and really see the paddler at the heart of the progression. • Each of the 12 disciplines has three awards. • Five new disciplines have been introduced including Stand Up Paddleboard, Polo, Racing, Rafting and Slalom, which means there is something for everyone. With a range of different environments and crafts, this enables the individual to make choices on the type of craft and environment they wish to paddle. • All of the awards are direct entry. Paddlers can choose which award they would like to work towards, developing their skills and decision making. • There are no direct links to Coaching and Leadership qualifications as prerequisites. The awards do provide appropriate milestones and acknowledgement of personal skills, setting up the paddler appropriately for British Canoeing Coaching and Leadership qualifications. • There are no age restrictions for any of the awards. Providers should check paddlers’ suitability, as well as having appropriate mechanisms for anyone under 18. • All of the awards have been created and written with the paddler at the heart of the content and creates empowerment and ownership