Direct Entry Requirements
You can start your Silver or Gold Award without completing any previous levels (this is known as 'direct entry') - provided that you meet the minimum age requirements (i.e. 15 for Silver, and 16 for Gold) and that you:
- carry out extra training and practices for your Adventurous Journey section (see table below for the exact requirements at each level); and
- complete an additional six months for one of the Skills, Service or Physical Recreation activities. For example, at Silver level, if you haven't already completed Bronze, you must complete two sections for six months, and a third for twelve months, while at Gold level, if you haven't already completed Silver, you must complete two sections for 12 months, and a third for 18 months.