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Youth Achievement Awards

The Youth Achievement Awards are an innovative approach to recognising and accrediting young people’s achievements, not only within a variety of community settings that take place outside their school time such as volunteering, youth work, active citizenship, sports, drama, music, etc but also that take place within their school time, as part of their school curriculum.

Youth Achievement Awards offer significant opportunities for young people to develop the four Curriculum for Excellence capacities: successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens. They recognise young people's contributions in a variety of settings including youth work, volunteering, active citizenship, and formal education.

Aimed at young people aged 14 and over, the Awards recognise four levels of responsibility taken by young people participating in activities that interest them.

1. Bronze - taking part in activities.

2. Silver - assisting and sharing responsibility with others.

3. Gold - taking individual responsibility to organise.

4. Platinum - undertaking training and leading activities.

The Award does not come with a programme; instead, the open framework allows learning providers to mould the Award around existing youth work and school programmes.

For frequently asked questions about the Youth Achievement Awards, please refer to the Youth Scotland website, which can be accessed from the 'Related Sites' section of this page.

A copy of the Youth Achievement Awards poster is available in PDF format from the 'Related Downloads' section of this page.

If you would like a copy of the Youth Awards Report for 2015, please contact us by telephoning 01856873535 or emailing Education and Leisure.

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