If you’ve been paddling for a while you will probably be familiar with the British Canoeing (BC) star awards. The three awards; one, two and three star; are benchmarks for paddlers developing their skills from an introductory level to becoming a competent intermediate level paddler. But all is going to change in the New Year. From January 2019 the star awards will be replaced by Personal Performance Awards at three levels called, Start, Discover and Explore. I am still getting my head round what they mean but it looks like they will be less prescriptive and more flexible about content with an emphasis on personal development. Peak Paddlers will be having a close look at the new awards and deciding if we can become a provider of them.
Here is a link to the BC page of information about the awards. You will find videos and more explanations there.