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Young People

Awards For Young People

Youth awards will get you on your path to success.

Throw out any old ideas that learning starts and stops in the school classroom. Get involved in new adventures, having fun and finding out about the talents you never knew you had. Come follow your passions and live your dreams.

Use the Awards Finder to choose the right award for you.

Some of our Awards

Outward Bound Trust

Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award

Provider: Outward Bound Trust

The Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award is a personal development programme for young people in the 6th year in the Central Belt of Scotland. It was set… more

YPI Scotland

Provider: The Wood Foundation / YPI Scotland

The Wood Founadtion / YPI Scotland is an Awards Network Strategic Partner.  Wood Foundation Deputy UK Director Jonathan Christie said, 'Like the… more

Leadership Skills Foundation

Sports Leadership (SCQF Levels 4 / 5 / 6)

Provider: Leadership Skills Foundation

Young people undertaking a qualification in Sports Leadership will learn and demonstrate important life skills such as effective communication and organisation… more

RSPB Scotland

Wild Challenge Award

Provider: RSPB Scotland

The Wild Challenge Awards scheme for schools is all about supporting school-based learning through the Outdoor Learning approach (see also Family Learning… more




Lauren, 18, is working on her leadership qualification to become a Guide Leader with the 295thGlasgow Guide Unit. She’s also a member of Girlguiding… Read More
Bethan - Youth Awards open to all

Bethan - Youth Awards open to all

Bethan outlines how she has benefitted from participation in the awards programme of Girlguiding. Having gained a Girlguiding Young Leader Qualification, she is… Read More
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Amazing Things

A Directory of Youth Awards in Scotland.

Transferability of skills gained through youth work

Download a copy of ‘Get Ahead – Scouting and employability’ – an example of how to identify transferrable skills gained through youth work experiences.

UCAS Personal Statement

How to write a UCAS Undergraduate personal statement

Tips on Writing a CV

Tips on CVs and applications and access to the MyWorldofWork CV builder.


A quick guide to Apprenticeships in Scotland.

What employers say about youth work awards

A sample of quotes from employers, and case studies.