Benefits of Youth Scotland Awards

A group of seven young people in a school hallway. They smile at the camera and hold up their hands out for '5'

What are the benefits to using our awards?

Those who have used Youth Scotland Awards have expressed benefits that include:

  • Increased skills in leadership, problem solving and teamwork
  • Improved self esteem and confidence
  • Record of personal achievement
  • Evidence for college and university applications
  • Demonstrating experience gained from completing an awards at job interviews
  • Supports the outcomes for Curriculum of Excellence
  • Gives evidence for funding applications
  • Carries Insight tariff points for schools (using the DYA and YAA awards)
  • Effective use of Pupil Equity Funding (PEF) and Scotland Attainment Challenge (SAC) funding
The cover pages of the challenge sheets for the Dynamic Youth Award, Hi5 Award and Climate Action Challenge Awards are arranged left to right.

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Awards Sample Challenge Sheets