Resources and training

Youth Scotland offers training for each level of the Youth Achievement Awards - from Introductory up to Gold & Platinum

Awards Introductory Training

Awards introductory training is for anyone interested in supporting young people to gain a Youth Scotland award or simply looking to find out more about the awards.

The training provides workers with an understanding of the rationale behind the awards and how they complement their existing youth work practice. They will gain a working knowledge of the Hi5, Dynamic Youth Awards (DYA) and Youth Achievement Awards (YAA), enabling them to effectively promote, support and deliver these awards within their youth clubs, schools or community groups.

Please note that this training is a requirement for anyone wishing to deliver YAAs with young people and recommended for anyone wishing to deliver Hi5 or DYA with young people.

Training is currently being delivered online. 

Hi5 & DYA Only

11 October 2021

3 November 2021

6 December 2021

19 January 2022

16 February 2022

10 March 2022

Awards Introductory Training

09 November 2021

10 February 2022

Internal Verification Training

25 November 2021

22 February 2022

Awards Advanced Training (Bronze & Silver, Gold & Platinum)

16 September 2021

18 January 2022

For award group workers who have completed introductory training and want more specific training can book into the advanced bronze and silver. It is also recommended if supporting young people at the higher levels of the award to attend gold and platinum advance training.  

Operating Agency Training Event

Operating Agencies are entitled to an annual training event for up to twenty participants. 

Please fill out the booking form below to book your Operating Agency training day. Please note that this training will need to be booked through the Operating Agency main contact.

Resources

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. 

Please find downloadable YAA booklets and templates below.

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YAA Booklet Bronze.pdf

  • Date created: Tue 21 Nov 2017
  • File size: 4 mb
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YAA Silver Booklet.pdf

  • Date created: Tue 21 Nov 2017
  • File size: 3 mb
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YAA Gold Booklet.pdf

  • Date created: Tue 21 Nov 2017
  • File size: 3 mb
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YAA Platinum Booklet.pdf

  • Date created: Tue 21 Nov 2017
  • File size: 1 mb
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Youth Scotland Awards Order Form

  • Date created: Wed 10 Jan 2018
  • File size: 42 kb
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Challenge Review and Evidence Checklist.pdf

  • Date created: Wed 10 Jan 2018
  • File size: 120 kb
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Evidence Template Planning Activities.pdf

  • Date created: Wed 10 Jan 2018
  • File size: 109 kb
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Evidence Template Planning Challenges&Targets.pdf

  • Date created: Wed 10 Jan 2018
  • File size: 294 kb
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Evidence Template Recording & Reviewing Activities Set1.pdf

  • Date created: Wed 10 Jan 2018
  • File size: 153 kb
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Evidence Template Recording & Reviewing Activities Set2.pdf

  • Date created: Wed 10 Jan 2018
  • File size: 95 kb
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Evidence Template Recording Information.pdf

  • Date created: Wed 10 Jan 2018
  • File size: 105 kb
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Evidence Template Reviewing Challenges & Targets.pdf

  • Date created: Wed 10 Jan 2018
  • File size: 222 kb
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Evidence Template Recording Time.pdf

  • Date created: Wed 10 Jan 2018
  • File size: 98 kb
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Evidence Template Reviewing Training.pdf

  • Date created: Wed 10 Jan 2018
  • File size: 99 kb
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Evidence Template Witness Observations.pdf

  • Date created: Wed 10 Jan 2018
  • File size: 122 kb
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Operating Agency Training Booking Form

  • Date created: Thu 25 Oct 2018
  • File size: 31 kb

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