The all new Personal Performance Awards from British Canoeing suit Getafix down to the ground... some proper skill progressions replace the previous 2-day 'quick qual' of star awards, and even better, leadership is separated out so advanced personal skills can be pursued for their own sake. This comprehensive scheme is designed to support and improve your paddling, whichever level you're at and we are perfectly placed to take you through the levels. 

Each award is designed to build on your skills and help progress you to greatness. The awards are direct entry and are ideal if you are looking to improve your personal paddling and for those hoping to further equip themselves for other British Canoeing pathways.

Award level: learn how to handle your chosen craft. 

Progressive Award: for the intermediate canoeist/kayaker to start to really refine your paddling. Introduction to White Water in some North Wales's finest rivers.

Advanced Award: Take it to the next level! Our coaches are top-qualified, top-quality and will take you as far as you can go.

With 2-Day or week long courses, we have something to suit your personal pathway. 

The Courses

The Canoe Award: learn how to handle a canoe. With lots of trad skills and experience with all specialist kit this is a great start to your canoeing journey.

The Progressive Canoe Award: Taking your personal paddling to the next level, enabling you with the skills to plan and enjoy a day of canoeing on Grade 2 rivers and open water. learn how to handle a canoe. Applying lots of trad skills and experience with specialist kit this is a great course to take your canoeing to the next level.

The Advanced Canoe Award: Advancing your canoeing skills, enabling you to plan for and enjoy multi-day trips out canoeing in open water and Grade 3 rivers. With lots of expedition, trad and wilderness skills this is a great way to take you from experienced paddler to pro canoeist.

The all new Personal Performance White Water Awards are aimed at paddlers looking to develop their skills for a safe day out on rivers. These awards can be taken in White Water Kayak, and Sit On Tops depending on your skill level and the environment.

The White Water Award: learn how to handle your white water craft. This is a great start to your white water journey.

The White Water Awards are aimed at paddlers looking to develop their skills for a safe day out on rivers. These awards can be taken in White Water Kayak and Sit On Tops depending on your skill level and the environment.

The Progressive White Water Award: Taking your White Water paddling to the next level, enabling you to plan and enjoy days out on Grade 3-4 rivers.

The White Water Awards are aimed at White Water Kayakers looking to develop their skills for a safe day out on rivers. 

The Advanced White Water Award: Taking you from experienced White Water enthusiast to pro White Water Paddler - giving you all the skills and techniques you need to plan and enjoy safe days on Grade 4-5 rivers.

The are Personal Performance Sea Awards are designed for paddlers looking for recognition of their skills for a safe day out on the sea. The Sea Awards are great milestones to track your progression and skill development. The Awards can be taken in either tidal or non-tidal environments allowing greater access for paddlers using locations that have little or no tidal movements but as the appropriate wind conditions.

The Sea Kayak Award: focus on your paddling and decision making skills for a safe and enjoyable day out on the sea - a great start to your sea kayaking journey. 

The are Personal Performance Sea Awards are designed for paddlers looking for recognition of their skills for a safe day out on the sea. 

The Coastal Sea Kayak Award: developing your skills and decision making, enabling you to plan and enjoy safe days out on the sea.

The new Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Awards are designed for paddlers looking for recognition of their paddleboarding skills. 

The SUP Sheltered Water Award enables you to understand how to plan and paddle a SUP in sheltered waters so you can have an enjoyable trip out on the water.

There are no pre-requisites or age restrictions (except basic swimming ability) so it is a great course for all the family.