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NEW! BRITISH CANOEING PERSONAL PERFORMANCE AWARDS

From the 1st of January 2019 British Canoeing replaced the Star awards with the new Personal Performance Awards. The awards give you a valuable Certificate that has global recognition. We are excited to be delivering these over the coming season and we have put together a large selection of course dates for you to choose from.

The new Personal Performance Awards structure:

Paddle Awards
3 new awards that can be done in any type of Kayak
1. Paddle Start Award
2. Paddle Discover Award
3. Paddle Explore Award

Discipline Specific Awards
We will be running training and assessment courses for the following awards
1. Sea Kayak Award
2. Coastal Sea Kayak Award
3. Advanced Sea Kayak Award


1. PADDLE START AWARD
The British Canoeing Paddle Start Award will give you the basic skills needed to have a fun time out on the water in a kayak. You will develop skills such as Launching and landing, forwards paddling and turning. As with all our courses both days will be based around a coastal journey exploring some of the best bits on offer in Dartmouth and South Devon!

No Prerequisite – This can be your first time in a kayak!

Prices:
– 2 day course £175
– 5 day course £385
The price includes your British Canoeing Certificate

Course Dates: 
We run this award as part of either our 2 or 5 day, Level 1 or Level 2 Sea Kayak Courses
Click the links below for more information and Course Dates:
L1 DISCOVER SEA KAYAKING COURSE DATES  
L2 INTRODUCTION TO SEA KAYAKING COURSE DATES


2. PADDLE DISCOVER AWARD 
The British Canoeing Paddle Discover Award will help you take your next steps as a paddler. We will introduce you to new skills to help you have a fun and safe time out on the water. Once completed the paddler will have developed a better understanding of how the paddle, boat and water interact.

Prerequisites – we recommend that you have done one of our skills courses before doing this award. However if you are fit, water confident and have had a go in a kayak before, you might like to start with this award.

Prices
– 2 day course £175
– 5 day course £385
If successful British Canoeing Certification is £6 (no discount for members)

Course Dates 
We run this award as part of either our 2 or 5 day, Level 2 or Level 3 Sea Kayak Courses
Click the links below for more information and Course Dates:
L2 INTRODUCTION TO SEA KAYAKING COURSE DATES  
L3 INTERMEDIATE SEA KAYAK COURSE DATES


3. PADDLE EXPLORE AWARDS 
The British Canoeing Paddle Explore Award will give you the knowledge and skills to plan your own trips in a sheltered water environment. You will develop your personal paddling skills to make your strokes more efficient as well as having have a better understanding of the environment and potential hazards. You will also get confident in your ability to help yourself or others in your group back into their kayak if they capsize.

Prerequisites – while there is no official prerequisite for this award, we recommend doing the Paddle Discover award first to help you get the most out of this course.

Prices 
– 2 day course £175
If successful British Canoeing Certification is £8 (£6 for members)

BOOK A COURSE 
Click the buttons below to book; for a list of all our current Course Dates select Itinerary

Paddle Explore Award (2 days)


 


1. SEA KAYAK AWARD 
The British Canoeing Sea Kayak Award is the first of the Discipline Specific Awards. Our top Sea Kayak Coaches are specialists in this environment, and we are excited to pass on our skills and passion for Sea Paddling. This award endorses your skill, judgment and the decision making required for a safe journey out on the sea as part of a small group. Dartmouth provides the perfect location for this award and we will be able to look at tidal planning and how this affects your journey in the real world. We will also look at the skills required to be confident and in control with winds up to and including force 3.

Prerequisites – To help you get the most out of this award we suggest you do our 2-day Sea Kayak Award Training course followed by our 1 or 2-day Assessment (see dates below). As a guide, most people who successfully get this award will have been paddling regularly on the sea for about a year, perhaps with a local club.

Prices 
– 2 day Training course £175
– 1 day Assessment course £90
– 2 day Assessment course £175 

If successful British Canoeing Certification is £20 (£10 for members)

BOOK A COURSE 
Click the buttons below to book; for a list of all our current Course Dates select Itinerary 

Sea Kayak Award Training (2 days)


Sea Kayak Award Assessment



 


2. COASTAL SEA KAYAK AWARD 
The British Canoeing Coastal Sea Kayak Award endorses your judgment, decision making and expertise in Sea Kayaking. It requires a good depth of experience and understanding of sea paddling in conditions up to and including force 4 winds and 2 Knot tides.

Prerequisites – We offer a 2-day training course to help you develop the skills and knowledge required to achieve the award. On the training course we will also give you advice on what you might need to work on before coming for assessment. If you feel you already have the skills for the award you are welcome to book straight onto the 1-day assessment.

Prices 
– 2 day Training course £175
– 1 day Assessment course £90
If successful British Canoeing Certification is £20 (£10 for members)

Course Dates 
For a list of all current Coastal Sea Kayak Award Course Dates, click the BOOK NOW buttons below:

Links to Training
Links to Assessment

 


3. ADVANCED SEA KAYAK AWARD 
The British Canoeing Advanced Sea Kayak Award is designed for paddlers with extensive experience and a high level of skill. You will develop your paddling in fast tidal floes, strong winds and along exposed sections of coast or on long open crossings.

Prerequisites – We recommend working your way through our Sea Kayak and Coastal awards before doing the Advanced award. Most people who are successful in this award will have been kayaking for a number of years and it will be useful if you also have some experience in other disciplines such as White Water and Surf kayak.

For dates and prices please email us on info@seakayakdevon.co.uk


More Course Dates!
If you can’t make any of the extensive list of courses we currently have scheduled, simply let us know which dates you are available and we will be happy to arrange a course for you, email: info@seakayakdevon.co.uk

Click the link below for more information about the awards on the British Canoeing Website
BRITISH CANOEING 

British Canoeing Qualifications

From: £320.00

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*Min of 2, Max of 6. Get in touch (01392 580535 / info@seakayakdevon.co.uk) if you are on your own or have a larger group.