Personal Performance Awards

All equipment will be provided on these courses unless you wish to bring your own.
If you are planning on bringing your own equipment please let us know on the booking form.

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Discover Award

The Paddlesport Discover Award is aimed at individuals who have tried paddling before, be that during a taster session or a Start award or even as an activity on holiday. It focuses on developing the fundamental skills that every paddler needs to achieve their ultimate goal be that paddling down white water or relaxing on a serene lake. By the end of this course you will have gained the skills to go out and confidently paddle safely in a group in a suitable environment to your skills..


We will be working on skills such as:

Forwards Paddling 

Paddling Backwards

Turning more efficiently
Moving sideways 

What to do in the event of a capsize

We run this as a 6 hour course at a cost of £80
( we need at least 2 candidate to run the course)

British Canoeing certification is £8 for this course and is emailed directly to you 

(If you are a British Canoeing member then the price is £6.)

This cost is optional and will be charged after the course upon request.

For more information about the qualification visit the British Canoeing Paddles Up Training Website by clicking here

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Explore Award

The Paddlesport Explore Award is aimed at individuals interested in solidifying their fundamental skills giving them an idea of where they could progress. You will gain a broader experience and learn to move your chosen craft effectively. You will gain an understanding of the important interactions between your Body, boat and Blade when on the water. By the end of this course you will have gained the skills to independently paddle your chosen craft environment with the confidence to progress and choose suitable waters to paddle on. 


Skills to be covered include:

Effective Forwards Paddling

Effective Backwards Paddling

Moving the craft sideways

Turning on the move to an accurate target

Rescue (self & peers)

Environmental hazards around you.
Why and what to carry

This course is usually ran over 1 full day buy can be split if needed 

Course cost is £100pp
(Needs a minimum of 3 to run)


British Canoeing certification is £8 for this course and is emailed directly to you 

(If you are a British Canoeing member then the price is £6.)

This cost is optional and will be charged after the course upon request.

For more information about the qualification visit the British Canoeing Paddles Up Training Website by clicking here