The NEW Personal Performance Awards launch in January 2019 and we know that many existing or aspirant Star Award holders will be wondering how this impacts them.
Simply, the changes do not affect existing Star Award holders. Any Star Awards taken with British Canoeing will remain recognised.
The NEW Personal Performance Awards could be used to refresh your skills or development in other areas.
If a candidate is interested in taking a Star Award this year, they are still a great way of gauging development and progress and we would encourage and support anyone wanting to do this over 2018 to access the Star Awards.
From January 2019, the Personal Performance Awards will no longer be directly linked to the Coaching or Leadership awards. However, if a paddler is looking to attend a British Canoeing (UKCC) Paddlesport Instructor course in 2018, they will need to hold the current 2 Star Award.
For anyone who has started their Paddlepower journey already or looking to start in 2018, we will support you in your development and no time limit will be put in place for completion. For anyone who completes their Paddlepower journey after January 2019, please send in the relevant documentation and we will certificate.
For further details about the NEW Personal Performance Awards, please see the 'New for 2019' section of the website or the Personal Performance Award documents on the British Canoeing Awarding Body website.