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Young People

Awards For Young People

Youth awards will get you on your path to success.

Throw out any old ideas that learning starts and stops in the school classroom. Get involved in new adventures, having fun and finding out about the talents you never knew you had. Come follow your passions and live your dreams.

Use the Awards Finder to choose the right award for you.

Some of our Awards

Young Scot

DigiKnow? Champions Award (SCQF 4)

Provider: Young Scot

The DigiKnow? Champions Award supports young people to become more cyber resilient and learn how to protect themselves and their devices. They'll also learn to… more

Youth Scotland

Youth Achievement Awards

Provider: Youth Scotland

The Youth Achievement Awards provide an accreditation framework to support quality work with young people. They are easy to use and can be incorporated into… more

Army Cadets

Army Cadet Achievement, Teamwork and Citizenship Award (SCQF Level 4)

Provider: Army Cadets

The Army Cadet Achievement, Teamwork and Citizenship Award has been developed thrpugh Lowland Reserve RFCA specifically to enhance the… more

Scouts Scotland

Chief Scout’s Gold Award

Provider: Scouts Scotland

This is the highest award a member of the Scout Section (age 10½ to 14) can earn. It requires completion of all nine of the Challenge Awards - World Challenge… more


Developing transferable skills with the RED Programme

Developing transferable skills with the RED Programme

The best piece of advice Cyrus, a 24 year old Emergency Response volunteer from Dundee, received was from a retired firefighter who was a fellow volunteer:… Read More
Scouts Scotland’s Young Leaders’ Scheme

Scouts Scotland’s Young Leaders’ Scheme

The Young Leaders' Scheme is just one of the exciting programme elements of being an Explorer Scout. All leaders in the Beaver Scout, Cub Scout and Scout… Read More
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Amazing Things

A Directory of Youth Awards in Scotland.

Transferability of skills gained through youth work

Download a copy of ‘Get Ahead – Scouting and employability’ – an example of how to identify transferrable skills gained through youth work experiences.

UCAS Personal Statement

How to write a UCAS Undergraduate personal statement

Tips on Writing a CV

Tips on CVs and applications and access to the MyWorldofWork CV builder.


A quick guide to Apprenticeships in Scotland.

What employers say about youth work awards

A sample of quotes from employers, and case studies.