Skip to content Skip to navigation

British Canoeing Personal Performance Awards

The NEW Paddle Awards are for those getting into a boat for the first time, enabling them to feel confident in their chosen craft in a sheltered water environment. The awards help empower the paddler, enabling them to start their lifelong journey into paddlesport. 

The Discipline Specific Awards allow you to develop your personal paddling and decision making skills in the craft and environment of your choice. Available in every craft and environment, the awards are based on your learning, encouraging you in your personal development. So whether your looking to progress your Freestyle skills, get into Polo or start your Coastal Sea Kayak paddling, the awards are for you! 

Find out more about each award, either as a provider or a candidate


Personal Performance Awards Certification

British Canoeing and Scottish Canoe Association are delighted to announce the new certification process that will be available from January 2019 for the NEW Personal Performance Awards.

Systems have been designed and developed to create a straight forward, effective and efficient process for both paddlers and providers.

  • Online payments
  • Bulk upload facility for both Paddle Awards - Start and Discover.
  • Candidate receives their certification within minutes of the provider uploading
  • Ability to share over social media sites
  • Removes the need for filling in and posting paperwork
  • Teachers, Clubs and Centres can choose to receive the certificates for group presentations

Please click on the videos below to view a step by step guide of how to certificate paddlers with their Personal Performance Award.

Paddle Start certification is FREE, Paddle Discover is £6 and Paddle Explore and all disicpline specific awards are £10 for members and £20 for non members. 

Please note, SCA Providers need to log in to the SCA portal to submit the Explore and Discipline Specific Awards, not the BC portal.