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Comedy and Confidence Comedy and Confidence Awards

Why this award?

Comedy & Confidence™ The DirectDevitt Comedy Award offers the opportunity to learn how to use Comedy in presentations, public speaking and includes Laughter Yoga Therapy Techniques for daily coping mechanisms. 

During the course attendees get to deliver chosen comedy styles and learn the body language, emotion and vocal techniques behind the style. This course offers hands-on experience of public speaking & using comedy while learning transferable skills within communication and confidence techniques.  An approved Tutor will lead a series of candidate centred activities, to build on prior knowledge and skills development throughout the course. 

By the end of this Group Award course candidates will have skills and abilities in the following: 

Public Speaking, Comedy Writing, Self-confidence, Communication Skills, Performance Skills and Self and Peer Evaluation. 

This course is highly practical, and each candidate will build a portfolio of their own skills, creative work and comedy content, which can be submitted through audio, visual and written materials. Candidates will fulfil the roles of writer & performer. As well as experiencing the thrill of live performances and being an active audience member they will learn through self and peer evaluation activities throughout the duration of the course. 

Who is it for?

This award best suits those aged 12+ and who have an interest in:

  • Practical Courses
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Self Development
  • Employability
  • The Creative Sector

Comedy & Confidence® is cross-curricular and can be used to evidence other programs around team building, challenges, work experience, employability and self-development.

What time commitment is required?

For each level there is a set period of hours of delivery. These vary from 20 – 45 hours and can be divided to suit the organisation whom is buying it in.

Is the award externally accredited?

The DirectDevitt Confidence Award is available at SCQF levels 3, 4 and 5

The Direct Devitt Comedy Award and Comedy & Confidence The DirectDevitt Comedy Award are at SCQF level 6. 

All of the Awards were credit rated by SQA.  Read more

Each level has its own fee, dependent on location and group size. Contact the organisation directly to discuss.

NB: The Confidence Award at SCQF level 4 is now being delivered online, alongside Resilience through Creativity (RTC) level 4 which incorporates the NPA in Creative Industries and Mental Health & Wellbeing Award.

Case study: SQA Mental Health and Wellbeing podcast – Anna Devitt

Provider: Comedy and Confidence

Website: Click here

Budget: Award Fee

For Ages: 12 - 26+

Time to Complete: 40 Hours


  • Arts
  • Youth Work
  • Making friends
  • Enterprise
  • Achievement
  • Develop my CV
  • Help get into College or Uni
  • Gain new skills
  • Physical Activity

Type of Involvement:

  • With Others
  • Local Community
  • Join a group

Award Recognition:

  • SCQF Credit rated
  • Scottish Qualifications Certificate

Meeting Frequency: One week long, Weekly, Ad Hoc


Contact Anna Devitt on 07749 109651, or send an email.