Register for the Awards

You need to register with us before you start to use the Awards

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 Dynamic youth Awards and the YAA are a customised award accredited by the SQA. 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 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

You can download registration forms from the links found at the foot of this page.

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.

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

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.

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 individual clubs or groups, small projects, primary schools, 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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