Personal Performance Courses

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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Racing Explore Award

Racing Explore Award

Your Racing Explore Award allows you to feel confident and to have fun in a racing canoe or kayak. It can form the start of your journey into racing. This award should give you the skills required to compete in entry level marathon and sprint events. Working with your Coach you will look at how…
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Stand Up Paddleboard White Water Award

Your Stand Up Paddleboard White Water Award will progress your skills on a SUP and introduce the skills required to have an enjoyable and safe day out on white water. This will be on rivers up to grade 2. When heading out onto the river you will need to make some key decisions to ensure…
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Stand Up Paddleboard Paddle Surf Award

Your Stand Up Paddleboard Paddle Surf Award will give you the personal and decision-making skills to enjoy your first wave riding experiences. You will learn how to catch, ride and exit a wave. In order to have an enjoyable day out surfing, you will need to make sure that we look at some key factors…
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River Raft Racing Award

River Raft Racing Award

Your River Raft Racing Award further develops your rafting skills. It introduces the specific skills needed to create a safe and enjoyable experience on natural rivers. It also prepares you to paddle the river without a Coach or Guide present. With natural rivers there are more environmental factors; you will need to know more information…
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Stadium Raft Racing Award

Stadium Raft Racing Award

Your Stadium Raft Racing Award is designed to introduce you to the specific skills that create an enjoyable and safe experience on an artificial, white-water course. You will expand your rafting and decision-making skills. As well as expanding your knowledge of any official race rules and tactics. Paddling on white water brings additional factors that…
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Flat water Raft Racing Award

Flat Water Raft Racing Award

Your Flat Water Racing Award will give you the ability to enjoy raft training and racing in a flat water environment. It will introduce you to the raft racing specific skills which create an enjoyable experience on the water. You will explore the factors which create a safe race or session on the water. Factors…
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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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