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Winter News January 2024

22 Jan 2024

The Awards Network has distributed record numbers of awards in the academic year 2022-2023. Link here to read more winter news.

Autumn News

15 Nov 2023

 link here to have a look at our Autumn newsletter.

Newsletter - June 2023

3 Jul 2023

Our June 2023 Newsletter shares an exciting opportunity to join the Awards Network team; an update on the redesign of the John Muir Award; news on the integration of the Youth Work Outcomes and Skills Framework from YouthLink Scotland; resources for getting started with nature-based awards and much more!

How Youth Awards Models Could Transform Qualifications and Assessment in Scotland

4 May 2023

An opinion piece by James A. Duffy

Read more about how the strategies and values of youth awards could be reflected in the revised model for Qualifications and Assessment HERE  

Review of Qualifications and Assessment - Awards Network Response

7 Feb 2023

The Awards Network believes that the totality of a young person's achievements from within and outside school must be recognised and valued. Read our Response HERE

Newsletter - February 2023

7 Feb 2023

In our first Newsletter of 2023 read findings of the Prince's Trust NatWest Youth Index 2023; A new Urban Nature Toolkit for youth workers; how Comedy supports DYW and learner re-engagement; the Awards Network's response to the Review of Qualifications and Assessment; job opportunities and more 

An Introduction to Youth Awards

9 Jan 2023

An Introduction to Youth Awards

For youth workers, teachers, attainment advisors and others to learn how youth awards support learning and recognise achievement

Thinking about using youth awards, but not sure where to start? Perhaps you need more information to convince colleagues of the benefits of awards. Or maybe you're looking for awards that support particular learning outcomes. With almost 80 award programmes listed on the Awards Network's website, offering more than 170 achievement opportunities, it can be challenging to decide what might work best for the young people you are supporting.

Sign up to our introductory workshop to learn more: 26 Jan 11.00am https://bit.ly/3jEYDJH or 1 Feb 4.00pm https://bit.ly/3Cggflt 

December 2022 Newsletter

9 Jan 2023

Read in our latest Newsletter about our new video case study; the Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award at 25; Youth Scotland's #DYA at 20; CLPL opportunities; our response to the Education Discussion; and more https://bit.ly/3V8TbMk 

National Education Discussion - Awards Network Response

5 Dec 2022

The Awards Network supports an education system that recognises and values all personal learning achievement and calls for parity of esteem for awards and qualifications, whether whether gained through school, youth work or in other learning settings. Read our response HERE

November Newsletter

8 Nov 2022

In our November Newsletter we welcome our newest member Venture Scotland; share a link to our latest video featuring seven young people speaking about the value of youth work and youth awards to developing skills and recognising achievement; highlight ways to engage in the National Discussion on the future of education in Scotland; and so much more

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