British Canoeing Qualifications: Personal and Coaching Scheme

British Canoeing Awarding administer the award system on behalf of all UK canoeing associations including Canoe Wales.

Personal Performance Awards

British Canoeing has recently introduced new Personal Performance Awards

Introduction Video

The awards will replace the old star tests. There will be three levels of award aimed at the beginner on Sheltered Water. Above this each discipline will have a further three levels of award aimed at intermediate to advanced paddlers. The personal performance of the advanced level will be considerably above the previous 3 star qualification. Information can be found at the following websites:

British Canoeing Summary of new Awards

Specifications for new introductory awards (Beginner Level)

Specification for new discipline awards (Intermediate to Advanced Level)

Details of new award system (For Assessors)

Coaching and Leadership Awards

The club encourages and supports any member who consider developing Coaching and Leadership skills. We also do all we can to financially support members who demonstrate commitment to support the activities of the club.

To become a British Canoeing coach you need to join the British Canoeing Coaching Scheme, maintain Canoe Wales on the water membership and revalidate every three years when qualified.

Useful websites are:

Canoe Wales becoming a Coach

British Canoeing Awarding Website: Look at "Our Awards" section

Moderate Water Leadership Award Syllabus

Advance Water Leadership Award Syllabus

If you look at the British Canoeing Awarding website "Provider Zone" it has all the other Syllabus including the new Coaching Awards.

Approved Training Centres

Local Providers:

The club is happy to suggest the following training centres for professional courses within easy traveling distance of Pembrokeshire

Dragon Activity Guides, St Davids: Sea & Surf Courses

Sea Kayak Guides, St David: Sea & Surf Courses

Llandysul Paddlers, Inland Kayak and Canoe Courses

Canoe Wales and British Canoeing list approved training providers:

Canoe Wales Training Providers

British Canoeing Search Facility

National Canoeing Coaching Venues:

Welsh Centre: Plas Menai, Caernarfon, North Wales:

English Centre: Plas y Brenin, Capel Curig, North Wales:

Scottish Centre: Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore, Scotland: