The Hi5 Award is a nationally recognised award for young people age 5+ that provides a means of recording and evidencing their achievements within the activities that your project or programme offers. Owned and operated by Youth Scotland, the award has been credit rated and levelled by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at Level 2.
The Hi5 Award is based on the activities that your project or programme offers and follows a plan-do-review structure.
Plan - The young person sets themselves a challenge based on an activity or series of activities they have freely chosen.
Do - The young person completes their challenge, gathering evidence of their participation and achievements as they go.
Review - The young person thinks about, and comments on, how they performed in their challenge.
For a young person to gain an award and receive a personalised certificate, a completed challenge sheet with evidence of their participation must be provided.
The Hi5 Award is for age 5+. It is commonly used as a ‘first qualification’ for young people through Primary to BGE. It offers a way of capturing the learning and benefits gained through young peoples’ involvement in your learning and activity programmes, providing evidence of participation, progression and distance travelled in a way that reflects an individual young person’s circumstances.
The minimum time commitment required for a Hi5 Award is 5 hours of activity plus the planning, reviewing and evidencing of learning and achievement. This can be completed in a single session or in multiple sessions. There are three levels called ‘star ratings’ and the levels/star ratings are based on the cumulative hours spent on undertaking activities. By completing more hours young people achieve a higher star rating and gain more SCQF credit points.
There is no maximum time limit; a young person can spend as much time as they choose on their Hi5 Award.
Hi5 is an SQA customised award and sits on the SCQF at Level 2. When a young person has completed their award, and it has been checked (quality assured), a personalised certificate is provided that will show their name, their challenge title, hours completed and a statement about their ‘special achievements’. The certificate will also show the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) level and credit points.
Provider: Youth Scotland
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Budget: Award Fee
For Ages: 10 - 14
Time to Complete: 5 Hours
Type of Involvement:
Meeting Frequency: One-off day, One week long, Weekly, Monthly
Contact Awards Co-ordinator on 0131 554 2561, or send an email.