Youth Achievement Awards enable young people to develop as successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors; and recognise young people's contributions in a variety of settings including youth work, volunteering, active citizenship, alternative curriculum and formal education.
The Awards recognise four levels of responsibility taken by young people participating in activities that interest them. Bronze is about young people taking part, at Silver young people assist - sharing responsibility with others, at Gold they take individual responsibility to organise, and at Platinum they undertake training and lead.
Youth Achievement Awards can be used within existing youth work programmes.
The Awards are accredited by ASDAN and are credit rated and levelled by the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).
For more information please visit the Youth Achievement Awards pages of the Youth Scotland website, which include a 5 step guide to the awards, exmaple case studies, various resources and downloads, information on how the awards link to the Curriculum for Excellence and tools for delivering the awards.
To deliver Youth Achievement Awards you need to attend a Youth Achievement Awards training session. Training sessions are run in Highlands by High Life Highland anfd Youth Scotland, and are regularly advertised on our training calendar.