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British Canoeing

Performance Awards

From January 2019 British Canoeing 2 and 3 Star Awards will be replaced with Personal Performance Awards. These new Personal Performance Awards are no longer directly linked to the Coaching or Leadership Awards.  They are designed for paddlers wanting to gain recognition of their learning and development, in the craft and environment they choose. There are no dual discipline awards and all of the awards are direct entry.

Although not pre-requisites, these awards provide appropriate ackowledgment of personal skills for paddlers wanting to attend coaching and leadership qualifications. Acheiving these awards ahead of the relevant qualification will enable you to focus on the course content, rather than being concerned with your personal skills.

The changes do not affect current Star Award holders. Any Star Awards taken with British Canoeing will remain recognised.


If you cannot find the course you want at a time that suits please contact us and we will try to meet your needs.

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The Canoe Award develops your personal paddling and decision making skills so you have a fun and safe day out canoeing.

Learning to develop your launching skills, forwarding paddling and journeying, on open water in winds up to and including force 3 and rivers with Grade 1 rapids, with simple eddy lines and flows.


The White Water Award will give you the ability to apply your choices to a successful day on rivers of up to Grade 2, supporting you in the understanding and use of the fundamentals in white water paddling.

Learning how to cross a flow, changing and maintaining direction, running the river, as well as looking at the factors which affect our decisions on where and when to go out paddling.

BCU 2 Star Award   White Water Performance Award

This award is designed to progress your judgment, decision making and expertise for a fun and safe day out canoeing on Grade 2(3) rivers and large areas of open water, including the sea.

A agreat Award if you are looking to develop your journeying, anywhere from estuaries and coastlines to white water rivers, working as a group, as well as assessing and adjusting to our environment.


This Award helps you to consolidate, develop and progress your personal paddling and decision making abilities for a successful day out on rivers of Grade 3-4.

Developing a deeper understanding of our surroundings and a range of skills including running the river and tactical awareness.
Progressive Canoe Award   BCU 3 Star Sea Kayak

The Advanced Canoe Award evolves your canoe skills and your ability to make appropriate decisions for safe days out canoeing on Grade 3(4) rivers and open water in advanced conditions.

Further developing a comprehensive range of skills to apply your choices to an enjoyable day on open water and the sea, including rescues, working as a group and manoeuvring in advanced conditions on lakes or the sea.


The Advanced White Water Award develops your personal paddling and decision making abilities for rivers of Grade 4-5.

Developing robust skills, confidence and decision making are all integral for an advanced river trip.

Advanced Canoe Award   Advanced White Water Performance Award



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