Youth Achievement Awards
Find out more about Youth Achievement Awards here
'We didn't have to do something special or extra to get the Awards, the project was something we were doing anyway. The Award was a bonus and a real recognition of what we were doing.'
Youth Achievement Awards recipient, Edinburgh.
Youth Achievement Awards offer significant opportunities for young people to develop the four Curriculum for Excellence capacities: successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens. They recognise young people's contributions in a variety of settings including youth work, volunteering, active citizenship, and formal education.
Aimed at young people aged 14+, the Awards recognise four levels of responsibility taken by young people participating in activities that interest them. Bronze is about young people taking part, at Silver young people assist - sharing responsibility with others, at Gold they take individual responsibility to organise, and at Platinum they undertake training and lead.
The Award does not come with a programme; instead, the open framework allows learning providers to mould the Award around existing youth work and school programmes.
The Awards have been used in Scotland:
- to accredit existing programmes within the youth group/school (for example, helping out at a youth club, being part of a pupil council, drama group or chess club);
- to accredit a residential experience;
- to accredit a whole-year project;
- to support a transition programme;
- to give senior pupils a creative choice as they look to bolster their CV;
- to support a peer-led project; and
- to work with the wider community.
The possibilities are endless!
The Awards are accredited by ASDAN and are credit rated and levelled by the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). For more information about SCQF and the Awards, click here.
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Dynamic Youth Awards
Are you looking for an Award to use with the 10-14 age group? Then Dynamic Youth Awards are for you! Click here to read more