Dynamic Youth Awards

The Dynamic Youth Awards recognise the achievements of young people aged 10 to 14 years.

 

More than 500 statutory and voluntary youth organisations and education institutes in Scotland offer the Awards to young people. The qualifications authority ASDAN accredits the awards. There are two tiers of registration to access the awards: operating agencies and participating units.

Operating Agencies and Participating Units

Here is a breakdown of the differences between Operating Agencies and Participating Units.

  Operating Agencies Participating Units

Access to unlimited Dynamic Youth Awards

Yes Yes
Number of Youth Achievement Awards per year

500 25
Included training session for up to 20 people per year

Yes No
Requirement to access further YAA training

See above Yes

Further details about the two tiers of registeration:

1. Operating Agencies

An Operating Agency is the body responsible for maintaining and overseeing standards in the operation of the awards within the groups (Participating Units) it agrees to support.

An Operating Agency will ensure that groups using the Awards are registered with Youth Scotland, that workers have received the necessary training, that both pupils working towards an Award and workers supporting this process are appropriately supported and that the completed Award meets national standards.

We offer to train 20 members of staff each year you are registered as an Operating Agency.  The training takes place at a date and venue suitable for you.  See more on the training link.

If a school registers as an Operating Agency, their feeder Primary Schools are invited to register as a Participating Unit, meaning they can collaborate on joint activities, such as transition programmes.

Operating Agencies are usually schools, national organisations, larger regional organisations, local Area Associations of Youth Scotland, local authorities or local authority services e.g. Youth Service or Education Service.

2. Participating Units

A Participating Unit is a group that operates the Awards directly with young people. A Participating Unit must register with Youth Scotland through an existing Operating Agency and will receive support in the delivery of the award directly from their Operating Agency.

Participating Units are usually Primary Schools, individual clubs or groups, small projects, local offices/ branches of national organizations.

Do you want to register?

Register as an Operating Agency or Participating Unit by downloading and filling in the registration forms below.



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  • Participating Unit Registration Form

    Participating Unit Registration Form

     | Date created: Wed 08 Feb 2012 | File Size: 1057 kb | File Time: 153 seconds @ 56 kbps

    Download and complete this form to register your organisation as a Participating Unit

  • OA Registration Form

    OA Registration Form

     | Date created: Wed 08 Feb 2012 | File Size: 1190 kb | File Time: 173 seconds @ 56 kbps

    Download and complete this form to register your organisation to use Youth Achievement Awards and/or Dynamic Youth Awards

  • OA Registration Form - Schools & Colleges

    OA Registration Form - Schools & Colleges

     | Date created: Wed 08 Feb 2012 | File Size: 1115 kb | File Time: 162 seconds @ 56 kbps

    Download and complete this form to register your school or college to use Youth Achievement Awards and/or Dynamic Youth Awards