Personal Performance Courses

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Paddle Explore Award

Your Paddle Explore Award gives you ownership; because you choose what to focus on and where you move next in the world of paddlesport. Working with a coach you will be able to develop a programme that suits you, as a result no two Explore Awards are the same. In this award you will take…
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Sup Sheltered Water Award

Stand Up Paddleboard Sheltered Water Award

Your Stand Up Paddleboard Sheltered Water Award will give you an understanding of how to plan and paddle an enjoyable and safe trip on a Stand Up Paddleboard. You will be able to journey in water that is no more than 200 metres from the shore and up to force 3 winds. In order to have…
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Stadium White Water Award

Stadium White Water Award

Stadium White Water Award – Available from 4th January 2021 Your Stadium White Water Award will give you the skills needed for a safe and fun day out white water paddling. This paddling will take place at a White Water Stadium. You will learn how to use the environmental factors to identify where and when…
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Advance White Water Award

Advanced White Water Award

Your Advanced White Water Award will further advance your skills to enable you to have a safe and fun day out paddling on grade 4-5 water. This award will further develop your decision-making skills. You will consider all the environmental factors to allow you to choose a suitable place to paddle. This will include the…
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Progressive White Water Award

Progressive White Water Award

Your Progressive White Water Award progresses your ability in decision-making and paddling skills and enables you to have a safe and fun day out on grade 3-4 rivers. This award will further progress your ability to gather all the information you need about the water you are paddling on so that you can make the…
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Develop your skills for a paddlesport career

White Water Award

Your White Water Award will give you the skills needed for a safe and fun day out white water paddling. This will be on rivers up to grade 2. You will learn how to use the environmental factors to identify where and when to paddle. This includes the water grade, the weather, other paddlers and…
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Advanced Canoe Award

Advanced Canoe Award

Your Advanced Canoe Award will enhance your canoe skills and your ability to make appropriate decisions for safe days out canoeing in advanced conditions. As with all of the Personal Performance Awards, your award will be tailored around you and what you wish to achieve. You will work alongside your Coach to build on your…
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Progressive Canoe Award

Progressive Canoe Award

Your Progressive Canoe Award is designed to progress your judgement, decision making and your understanding of journeying. you work with your coach to tailor your progression and as a result you will be more confident to plan and undertake canoe journeys regardless of where you paddle. Where can you use it? Working with your Coach…
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Canoe Award

Canoe Award

Your Canoe Award endorses your skill, judgement and decision making when journeying in a Canoe. It is tailored to each paddler and will give you the ability to plan and undertake safe journeys. This award empowers you to make key decisions at the right time. You will learn to judge how environmental factors, the location…
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Advanced Sea Kayak Award

Advanced Sea Kayak Award

Your Advanced Sea Kayak Award will give you the personal and decision-making skills to have a safe and fun day out in a sea kayak in advanced sea conditions. This award will expand your experience of sea kayaking to include a wide variety of sea conditions. This includes winds over force 4 and tides over…
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Sea Kayak Enjoying the journey

Coastal Sea Kayak Award

Your Coastal Sea Kayak Award is designed to progress your ability in appropriate decision making and paddling skills for an enjoyable, safe day out at sea. It should allow you to be confident in planning and undertaking journeys on the sea in a sea kayak or specific sit on tops. You will learn skills to…
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Sea kayakers enjoying the warm waters of Mexico

Sea Kayak Award

Your Sea Kayak Award gives you the skills and ability to have a safe, fun day out on the sea. It will give you the correct decision-making and personal skills with which you can plan an enjoyable and successful journey on the sea. You will look at the key environmental factors that will influence your…
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Multi Day Touring Award

Multi-Day Touring Award

Your Multi-Day Touring Award will continue to develop your own personal skills to allow you to undertake safe, multi-day paddling trips with your peers. This will be on a variety of waters including canals, lochs/lakes, estuaries and sections of rivers up to grade 2. You will learn what equipment you will need for several days…
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Open Water Touring Award

Open Water Touring Award

Your Open Water Touring Award will progress your paddling and decision-making skills to undertake fun trips on open water with a group of your peers. This includes open water, small bays, harbours and slow moving estuaries during neap tides. You will become comfortable paddling in force 3 winds or 2 if the wind direction is…
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Sit on Top Kayakers Working together

Touring Award

Your Touring Award will give you the personal and decision-making skills to have an enjoyable and safe day out touring. It will give you the confidence to undertake journeys on a river or estuary. Before paddling you need to ensure you know enough about where you are paddling to keep you safe on the water.…
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Progressive Stadium White Water Award

Progressive Stadium White Water Award Available 4th January 2021 Your Progressive  Stadium White Water Award progresses your ability in decision-making and paddling skills and enables you to have a safe and fun day out on white water. This award will further progress your ability to gather all the information you need about the water you…
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Advanced Freestyle Award

Advanced Freestyle Award

Your Advanced Freestyle Award is designed to advance your skills. It will enable you to become a competent all-round freestyle paddler. You will work with your Coach to create a proficient use of skills and equipment to enjoy and be in control throughout your freestyle session. This Award will give you the confidence in looking…
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Freestyle Award

Freestyle Award

Your Freestyle Award will give you the ability to have a fun and exciting freestyle session on moving water, waves, holes and eddy lines. Together with your Coach you will look at the factors that affect your decision on when and where to go out. You will gain proficiency of skills and equipment use to…
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Flat Water Freestyle Award

Flat Water Freestyle Award

Your Flat Water Freestyle award enables you to develop the foundation moves of freestyle. It can be run on any flat water making it the perfect opportunity to get into freestyle without the need for access to white water. You will work alongside your Coach to practice and perfect your freestyle moves within a safe…
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Advanced Surf Kayak Award

Advanced Surf Kayak Award

Your Advanced Surf Kayak Award is designed to advance your surfing skills, techniques and accuracy in decision-making for a safe day surfing in a range of environments. This includes reefs, points, offshore breaks and sandy beaches. As we can now surf in more locations you will need to know the environmental factors for each location…
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Progressive Surf Kayak

Progressive Surf Kayak Award

Your Progressive Surf Kayak Award develops your surf kayak skills for a fun and safe day out surfing. You will gain the confidence to surf gentle sloping and spilling waves that are no more than double overhead height when seated in your kayak. When choosing a place to surf it is important to ensure that…
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Surf Kayak Award

Surf Kayak Award

Your Surf Kayak Award will give you the skills you need to have a safe and fun day out surfing. It will give you the confidence to paddle in gentle surf with sloping and spilling waves with proficient skills. Some places where we can surf have more potential dangers than others. You will learn how…
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Wild Water Racing Perform Award

Wild Water Racing Perform Award

Your Wild Water Racing Perform Award develops your skills to allow you to have an enjoyable and safe training session on grade 1-2 water. You will look at the environmental conditions and determine how they may affect your paddle. This includes considering the flow of the water and whether the water levels are likely to…
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Wild Water Racing Excel Award

Wild Water Racing Excel Award

Your Wild Water Racing Excel Award will build on your skills to enable you to have an enjoyable race or session on grade 3-4 water. You will continue to look at the key factors of the weather, the water levels and grade, as well as the features to make a decision on when and where…
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Wild Water Racing Explore Award

Wild Water Racing Explore Award

Your Wild Water Racing Explore Award will give you the foundation skills and techniques that you will need to have an enjoyable session on sheltered water. You will start to develop an understanding of the environment where you will train, as well as consider drink and nutrition requirements to get the best from your session.…
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Slalom Excel Award

Slalom Excel Award

Your Slalom Excel Award will build on your existing skills to give you the ability to race and train in an advanced, slalom environment. You will explore new boat, body and blade movements and trajectories. As well as learning how to handle the challenges that forces of nature may bring with precision. It will give…
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Slalom Perform Award

Slalom Perform Award

Your Slalom Perform Award will progress your slalom techniques and skills. This will give you the ability to plan and apply decision making skills according to the environment. You will further develop your speed and ability to allow for confidence and proficiency in skills and kit for an enjoyable slalom session. You will continue to…
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Slalom Explore

Slalom Explore Award

Your Slalom Explore Award will help you develop a foundation in slalom techniques and skills to help you start your journey into slalom. It will help you develop your speed and agility to play on white water rapids. To have an enjoyable slalom session you will need to consider some key factors. These are the…
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Racing Excel Award

Racing Excel Award

Your Racing Excel Award is all about you being autonomous in your training and advancing your skills in all racing environments to ensure an enjoyable racing experience at a high-performance level, be this national or international. You will work with your Coach to ensure you have the skills and have put the preparation in place…
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Racing Perform Award

Racing Perform Award

Your Racing Perform Award is designed to give you the confidence and the skills to enjoy competing at a higher level. The award builds on your experience of sprint and marathon conditions and introduces the skills required for ocean racing. This award will delve further into the preparation required before and during a race. You…
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