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Youth Scotland Dynamic Youth Awards

Why this award?

The Dynamic Youth Awards provide an accreditation framework to support quality work with young people. They are easy to use and can be incorporated into your existing or planned activities. The Awards follow a Plan-Do-Review process which enables young people to better recognise and describe their achievements. The Awards fully support the aims, values, purpose and implementation of A Curriculum for Excellence.

Who is it for?

The Dynamic Youth Awards are appropriate for all types of young person aged 10 - 14, and can be used in all types of settings. They can be used within youth work settings, sports clubs, schools and colleges. In fact the awards can be used anywhere young people engage in activities that interest them.

Although the Dynamic Youth Awards are targeted at Young people aged 10 to 14 there is flexibility on the upper age limit and they can be used beyond the age of 14 if the practitioner deems it appropriate.

What time commitment is required?

A Dynamic Youth Award can be gained for a minimum time commitment of 5 hours.

Young People can complete multiple Dynamic Youth Awards. The level (Star Rating) of their most recent Award is based on the cumulative hours of all their Dynamic Youth Awards.

A Young Person completing an Award over 5 hours and with up to 15 cumulative hours can gain a 1 Star Award. Over 15 and up to 30 cumulative hours they can gain a 2 Star Award. Over 30 and up to 100 cumulative hours they can gain a 3 Star Award. Over 100 and up to 250 cumulative hours they can gain a 4 Star Award. Over 250 cumulative hours they can gain a 5 Star Award.

Is the award externally accredited?

The Dynamic Youth Awards are externally quality assured by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and are credit rated and levelled against the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at level 3.

Provider: Youth Scotland

Website: Click here

Budget: Award Fee

For Ages: 10 - 24

Time to Complete: N/A


  • Sport
  • Nature
  • Volunteering
  • Arts
  • Music
  • Youth Work
  • Get Outdoors
  • Making friends
  • Enterprise
  • Adventure
  • Achievement
  • Develop my CV
  • Help get into College or Uni
  • Gain new skills
  • Physical Activity

Type of Involvement:

  • With Others
  • Local Community
  • On my own
  • Away from home
  • Join a group

Award Recognition:

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • To build skills and experience
  • SCQF Credit rated
  • Qualifications Authority Accredited

Meeting Frequency: Ad Hoc


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