Personal Performance Awards and the Leadership Pathway

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Guidance for both paddlers and Providers

The Personal Performance Awards are designed for paddlers wanting to gain recognition of their learning and development, in the craft and environment they choose. Although not compulsory, the NEW awards provide an appropriate guide of the personal skills required for the Leadership Awards.

Paddlers are also able to gain the relevant Personal Performance Awards during their Leadership training or assessment, if they show the required skills.

Claire attended the Canoe White Water Leader training and throughout the training, demonstrated the required skills for the Progressive Canoe Award. Claire was awarded the Progressive Canoe Award.


Bob unfortunately was unsuccessful on his Sea Kayak Leader (tidal) Assessment. Bob did not show the relevant Leadership elements but displayed the personal skills necessary to be awarded the Coastal Sea Kayak Award.


Sophie gained her Advanced Surf Kayak Award ahead of her Advanced Surf Kayak Leader assessment, to ensure her personal skills were at the required standard and so she could focus on the Leadership elements during the assessment.

Providers do not need to request Course Authorisation ahead of the Personal Performance Awards which gives the Provider the flexibility to issue the Personal Performance Awards when the candidate has displayed the relevant skills.

Find out more about the Personal Performance Awards or Leadership Award and start your Learning journey today.


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