Delivery and Certification of Dynamic Youth Awards During Covid-19
Youth Scotland have created a toolkit full of great ideas for completing a Hi5 or Dynamic Youth Award at home - especially handy during lockdown! This can be ordered for free, alongside the challenge sheets which cost £6 each. This will come with a guide for completing the awards, and submitting them to get certificates. Youth clubs that are Youth Scotland member groups can claim 10 challenge sheets for free as part of their membership package.
You can order the toolkit and purchase challenge sheets here.
All Hi5 and Dynamic Youth Awards submitted for certification and in the professional judgement of the award group worker has met all assessment criteria will be resulted. Sampling, if appropriate, will be carried out retrospectively and within six months of submission.
Please note: We try to mirror SQA quality assurance processes as closely as possible. The SQA have now advised that the retention of candidate evidence has been extended from 3 weeks to 6 months. What this means in practice is that all Hi5 and Dynamic Youth Awards submitted for resulting must be retained and available for sampling for six months from the submission date. This allows Youth Scotland be more flexible in the way we quality assure and result submissions.
Youth Scotland’s Dynamic Youth Awards are a fun and engaging way to recognise and accredit young people’s achievements.
Dynamic Youth Awards (DYA) externally quality assured by Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and are credit rated on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) where they sit at level 3.
The awards follow a plan-do-review process, which enables young people to more effectively recognise and articulate their learning and achievements within different contexts. This increases their self-esteem, improves motivation and keeps young people engaged with learning.
Through self and peer assessment young people develop skills for learning, life and work. The awards fully support the aims, values, purpose and implementation of Curriculum for Excellence and the youth work outcomes.
Youth Scotland’s Dynamic Youth Awards provide a simple framework to support quality work with young people. They offer recognition and accreditation for young peoples’ achievements and are easy to use and incorporate into existing or planned activities.
Best of all, DYA can be delivered in a range of settings including youth and community projects, schools and colleges.
How can you get started?
To find out how to register for the DYA click here, to order challenge sheets click here or to read our guidelines click here. You can read more about the award below.
Features of the Dynamic Youth Awards
The Dynamic Youth Awards
- Are for young people age 10+
- Have a minimum 5 hours of time commitment
- Have 5 levels based on the young person’s cumulative hours
- Can be incorporated into existing or planned activities
- Can be used in a range of settings
- Are inclusive and suitable for young people with a range of interests and abilities
- Are externally quality assured by Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)
- Are credit rated on the SCQF where they sit at level 3
- Help to evidence youth work outcomes
- Support the aims, values, purpose and implementation of Curriculum for Excellence
- Schools gain Insight tariff points for pupils who have completed a DYA