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SkillForce Scotland The Prince William Award

Why this award?

The Prince William Award is our flagship programme. Delivered in partnership with schools it dares children from the age of six up to 14 to be their best self.

Over the course of an academic year, they complete a pioneering programme, which challenges and encourages them to develop a deep sense of who they are and what they can achieve by educating them to become more confident, resilient and to have a meaningful level of self-belief. This is an immersive process of experiential and reflective learning over a period of time that is proving to have a profound impact on how a child views his or her self, enabling them to apply that sense of identity and potential to their onward journey of school and life.

Five key themes shape the programme: Personal Development; Relationships; Working Together; Community; and Environment. The key themes enable young people to develop an understanding of their individual character, their character within a team and developing leadership and responsibility.

Who is it for?

For all children from ages 6 to 14, in classes / groups up to 30. The Award is delivered at three different levels - Pioneer, Explorer and Trailblazer - each appropriate for a broad age range. The levels explore key themes and guiding principles.

What time commitment is required?

All programmes require 2 hours per week and are delivered over 36 weeks for the Pioneer (minimum age 6 years), Explorer (minimum age 8 years) and Trailblazer (minimum age 12 years) awards, while the Voyager is a 24 week transition programme for P7/S1.

Is the award externally accredited?

The Prince William Award is not itself currently externally accredited, but learning and achievement is recognised with a Skillforce certificate of achievement.

Participants can additionally secure an SCQF credit-rated SLQ Sports Leaders UK award through the programme. Students work towards the qualification in term 3 when they undertake their social action project within their schools and communities.

Provider: SkillForce Scotland

Website: Click here

Budget: Award Fee

For Ages: 10 - 14

Time to Complete: 72 Hours


  • Sport
  • Nature
  • Get Outdoors
  • Making friends
  • Achievement
  • Gain new skills
  • Physical Activity

Type of Involvement:

  • With Others

Award Recognition:

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • To build skills and experience

Meeting Frequency: Weekly, Ad Hoc


Contact Warren Gooding on 07860 179320, or send an email.