Resources and training

Youth Scotland has a number of training options and resources to help the delivery of the Dynamic Youth Awards (DYA)

Dynamic Youth Awards training

Youth Scotland offer half day introductory training events which are open to anyone interested in supporting young people gain a DYA or Hi5 Award or who are simply looking to find out more about these awards. Youth Scotland also offers full day Awards Introductory training which covers Hi5, DYA and YAA.

The training provides workers, teachers, parents or any interested party an understanding of the Awards and how they can be used as part of existing activities or new activities to recognise young people's achievements.

Through the training, participants will gain a working knowledge of the Hi5 and DYA, enabling them to effectively promote, support and deliver the awards within their schools, clubs or individual settings.

This training is recommended for anyone wishing to deliver DYA. 

There are two sessions available – Hi5 and Dynamic Youth training which will take place in the morning (£45) and then this is continued to cover the Youth Achievement Awards in the afternoon. The full day training costs £70 and includes lunch. You cannot attend for the afternoon session only. 

Upcoming training dates:

21 January 2020 - Edinburgh

27 February 2020 - Glasgow

24 March 2020 - Edinburgh

5 May 2020 - Glasgow

2 June 2020 - Edinburgh

1 September 2020 - Glasgow

26 October 2020 - Edinburgh

11 November 2020 - Glasgow 

Challenge sheets Dynamic Youth Awards resources

A challenge sheet is required for each young person to record their information and details of their challenge.

To order challenge sheets use the awards order form which can be downloaded below.

Awards templates

Youth Scotland have developed a number of helpful templates to assist with the planning and evidencing of DYA challenges. These are not a requirement of the award, but are a useful guide to planning, evaluating and presenting evidence.

Activity toolkits

Youth Scotland has three activity toolkits which complement the awards. These are the games toolkit which can be used to set challenges themed around physical activity, the STEM toolkit which can be used to set challenges themed around science, technology, engineering and maths, and the arts toolkit which can be used to set challenges themed around arts and crafts. These can be purchased here. The toolkits cost £10. 


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