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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

Children’s University

Children’s University Awards

Provider: Children’s University

By the time a child turns 18 they will have spent just 9% of their waking life in a classroom. Children’s University is all about recognising and unlocking… more


Key Steps

Provider: ASDAN

Key Steps is a comprehensive programme of activities in a range of topic areas covering Citizenship, PSE, Environment Education, Personal Finance… more

Leadership Skills Foundation

Dance Leadership (SCQF Level 4 & 5)

Provider: Leadership Skills Foundation

Young people undertaking a qualification in Dance Leadership will learn and demonstrate important life skills such as effective communication and organisation… more




Baqar, 16, from Glasgow, suddenly found himself two years ago transported from Iraq to Scotland, unable to speak any English.Shy and reserved, Baqar struggled… Read 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
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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.