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Award Leaders


What is an Award Leader?

An Award Leader is someone who has been appointed by an Award Unit to run the Award for his or her youth-based organisation, and who will monitor, discuss, encourage and motivate participants to reach their goals.

What does an Award Leader do?

An Award Leader is responsible for:

  • Registering participants in the Award
  • Mentoring and supporting participants to complete their Award (which can include assisting them to select activities for the different sections of the Award, and finding appropriate Assessors)
  • Signing-off on completed Bronze and Silver activities via the Online Record Book (Gold activities are signed-off by the National Office)
  • Ensuring that the Award programme meets current requirements and standards

Who can be an Award Leader?

Anyone over the age of 18 can apply to become an Award Leader - provided that they pass the short online training course and the police vetting process (we'll send you the form). If your school or organisation is not currently running the Award, you can register to become an Award Unit (an organisation/school with a licence to deliver The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award).

What training does an Award Leader need?

You'll need to do the short online training course and answer the questions in the quiz at the end.

If you're keen to come on board, and make a real difference to our young people's lives, sign up today - we'd love to have you on board!

For more resources, see the right-hand side of the Deliver the Award page.





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