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An employers view on DYW, youth awards and skills for work

An employers view on DYW, youth awards and skills for work Employers

Sandy Begbie, Global Integration Director at Standard Life Aberdeen plc and Chair of DYW Edinburgh, East Lothian and Midlothian, outlines why it is important for employers to recognise and value the employability skills developed through… Read More
Baqar

Baqar Young People

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 to integrate at school and found communication with his peers… Read More
Bethan - Youth Awards open to all

Bethan - Youth Awards open to all Young People

Bethan outlines how she has benefitted from participation in the awards programme of Girlguiding. Having gained a Girlguiding Young Leader Qualification, she is now a Girlguiding volunteer, passing on her learning to other girls and… Read More
D of E - Shawlands Academy

D of E - Shawlands Academy Schools

Shawlands Academy pupils share their experience and impact of achieving the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Read More
Dumfries and Galloway Council

Dumfries and Galloway Council Employers

Dumfries and Galloway Council are using SQA's employability award to help young people enter the workplace. Read More
Emmie - My Youth Award Journey

Emmie - My Youth Award Journey Young People

Emmie, a Trustee of Youth Scotland and a former MSYP, relates how completing a Youth Achievement Award led to a change of direction in learning and career. Read More
Giving young people’s achievements recognition by others

Giving young people’s achievements recognition by others Youth Work

Willy Barr, Manger of Citadel Youth Centre in Edinburgh, tells us why it is important for youth workers to be aware of youth awards and the opportunities they provide for attainment and recognition of achievement. Read More
Graeme

Graeme Young People

The Queen’s Scout Award is the top Youth Award in Scouting. The award recognises leadership and teamwork and requires high standards of discipline and motivation. Scouts aged 16-25 must complete a number of achievements before… Read More
Harriet

Harriet Young People

At 17, Harriet, in her own words, was a typical teen from Glasgow. She had no ambition or drive, and was content to continue her part time job in her local hairdressers when she had… Read More
Joe

Joe Young People

Joe was referred by his school to the Pupil Support Service in Fife due to his refusal to follow basic school rules. He had a history of multiple exclusions and was verbally abusive to staff,… Read More
Katie

Katie Young People

Katie, 17, from Dundee, experienced a turbulent childhood. When her mother could no longer care for her, Katie went to live with her grandparents. The following three years were difficult - Katie developed anxiety and… Read More
Lauren

Lauren Young People

Lauren, 18, is working on her leadership qualification to become a Guide Leader with the 295thGlasgow Guide Unit. She’s also a member of Girlguiding Glasgow’s Croftfoot Senior Section. Her leadership qualification is part of working… Read More
Learner journeys blending youth awards and the traditional curriculum

Learner journeys blending youth awards and the traditional curriculum Schools

Mike Irving, Head Teacher of Leith Academy, explains how his school harnesses youth awards to support individual learner journeys Read More
Parents/Carers should encourage take up of youth awards

Parents/Carers should encourage take up of youth awards Parents

Eileen Prior, Executive Director of Connect (formerly Scottish Parent Teachers Council) encourages take-up of youth awards and reminds us that wider achievement is an important part of Curriculum for Excellence. Read More
PDC - Looking Forward Not Back

PDC - Looking Forward Not Back Awards Network Members, Schools

Twenty-eight young people were trained and supported in 5 communities to conduct research on the issue of sectarianism. To recognise the contribution of their research, the young people were provided with the opportunity to work… Read More
Robbie - youth awards changed my career

Robbie - youth awards changed my career Young People

Robbie has progressed through Boys' Brigade from youth to volunteer leader and says youth awards are as important as academic qualifications. Learn how his BB Queen's Badge and Duke of Edinburgh Award journey has influenced… Read More
Sports Leaders UK

Sports Leaders UK Awards Network Members, Schools

Sports Leaders UK is an Awarding Organisation that creates leadership skills for life. Our vocational awards and qualifications aim to equip young people with employability skills by improving motivation, self-esteem, communication, organisation, team work and… Read More
Starr

Starr Young People

Starr was part of the Community Alternatives DofE group which is part of North Lanarkshire Council Social Work. Starr is currently in a Kinship Care placement because her parents passed away when she was young.… Read More
Volunteering develops vital work skills

Volunteering develops vital work skills Employers

CBI Scotland Director, Tracy Black, outlines why skills acquired through volunteering - a key component of youth awards - are highly prized by employers. Read More