Impacts and Benefits
Now, more than ever, we need a framework to equip young people for life in this ever-evolving world. As a result of participating in the Award programme, young people will demonstrate gains or greater proficiency in these areas.
Outcomes for young people:
Who can take part in the Award?
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is available to all young people aged 14 to 24 (Y9 upwards). It is voluntary, non-competitive, enjoyable, and requires sustained effort over time. The Award encourages young people to challenge themselves through a series of expeditions and projects. Young people from all over the world participate in this well-renowned award, and universities and future employers value it highly.
What is involved?
The Award framework consists of four sections and three age-appropriate levels. Participants must complete all four sections at each level in order to achieve their Award. At Gold level, participants also complete a Residential Project.
The four main sections of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award are:
Skill, Service and Physical Sections can be done either 1 hour a week, 2 hours every 2 weeks or 4 hours every month. The Award board requires to see a regular pattern, as this indicates a high level of routine and engagement from the students.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award equips young people for life and work.