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Serving Young People

Our Purpose

Youth Awards providers working together to recognise the amazing things that young people learn, do and achieve in Scotland.

About The Awards Network

Our Vision

All young people in Scotland have fair access to amazing experiences and gain youth awards that recognise their skills, qualities and talents.  

Non-formal-learning is delivered by community-based youth providers and has parity of esteem with formal learning qualifications.

Awards providers continue to develop and advance youth awards and can provide local and national evidence of the reach and value of youth engagement in non-formal learning.

Since 2008 youth awards providers have worked together to develop and promote non-formal learning opportunities for young people, recognised by youth work awards. Its members work together to raise awareness of the range and impact of awards accrediting learning and achievements of young people aged 10 to 25. It recognises awards that use youth work approaches and are available throughout Scotland. 

The network has three main areas of work:

  • To bring awards providers together as a strong collaborative network.
  • To widen access to youth awards through non-formal learning.
  • To deepen the integration, influence and impact of youth awards into mainstream education and beyond.

Awards Aware

Part of our work supports youth and community based organisations and schools to be aware of youth awards and all of their benefits. This includes knowing how best to use them at different ages and stages on the learning journey. How to make sure young people are engaging in positive and enriching experiences with the support of good adults. Choosing the right award to suit different young people's needs and tailoring the process to be as inclusive as possible.

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