Hi5 Award

The Youth Scotland Award for young people age 5+

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Hi5 Award

To gain a Hi5 Award, young people choose a ‘challenge’, complete a minimum of 5 hours of activity, think about and comment on their achievements, recording time spent on their activities and gather evidence of their participation. They will then receive a certificate showing their name, their challenge and the hours completed. The certificate will also show the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) level and credit points. 

Key features of the Hi5 Award 

  • Are for young people age 5+
  • Have a minimum of 5 hours of time commitment activity 
  • Have 3 levels (Star Rating) 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 credit rated on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) where they sit at level 2 
  • Help to evidence Outcomes 
  • Support the aims, values, purpose and implementation of Curriculum for Excellence

To view an example of a completed Hi5 Challenge Sheet, click on the button below


Hi5 Awards Completion Guide

Hi5 & Dynamic Youth Awards Introductory Training

Awards Sample Challenge Sheets


If you ever have the opportunity to go for a Hi5 Award with your child, it’s something you need to grab with both hands… if we didn’t have the opportunity for Hi5, Seth wouldn’t be as outgoing and confident as he is now.”

Tara- Seth's Mum

Seths Story

Find out about Seth and the impact completing a Hi5 Award has had for him and his school journey.

Seth's Story
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