Benefits of the award

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As a non-formal education framework, the Award can play a vital role in providing opportunities for young people to develop essential life skills, increase their employability and foster their creativity and innovation.

OPEN TO EVERY YOUNG PERSON
Any young person aged 14-24 can do the Award, no matter their gender, cultural background, religious or political affiliation or physical ability. An Award is gained through individual improvement and achievement, which means that disadvantaged young people and those with special needs are able to participate fully!

GREAT FOR YOUR CV
Having your Award looks great on enrolments for study courses, scholarships and CVs. Whether applying for post-secondary or about to enter the work force, the Award shows commitment and achievement, as well as dedication to a variety of activities. It also gives young people an opportunity to talk about themselves and their passions outside of their formal education.

IT'S A PROCESS, NOT A PRICE
The Award for Young People is a process of personal and social development; the activities which make up the Award are a means to this end. Youngsters learn from the new experiences they have and discover hidden capabilities and talents.

 

 
 Duke of Edinburgh's International Award