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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+ 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.

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. The higher the Star Rating, the more SCQF Credit Points.

Cumulative Hours


SCQF Credit Points


1 Star



2 Star



3 Star



4 Star



5 Star


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.

Case studies: Youth Scotland's Awards - their stories

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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