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A guide to completing your Duke of Edinburgh's Award with Ignite Sport


What is the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award and why should I get involved?

The concept of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award (the Award) is simple – anyone aged 14 to 24 can do a programme at one of three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award.

Because Award programmes are all about getting out there, having fun and self-development, everyone can achieve something. You’ll find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing skills, going on an adventurous journey and at Gold level only, taking part in a residential activity.


Achieving your Bronze Award through Ignite Sport

The activities you will do during your Ignite Sport involvement will allow you to complete your Bronze Award. You could choose to go even further and achieve your Silver and Gold Awards either through your secondary school or through another Award Provider.


Bronze (14+ years old) through Ignite Sport

This table shows how you can achieve your Bronze Award while participating in Ignite Sport's programmes and activities:


Silver (15+ years old) - can only be done independently from Ignite Sport

To achieve your Silver Award, you need to complete the following sections:


Gold (16+ years old) - can only be done independently from Ignite Sport

To achieve your Gold Award, you need to complete the following sections:



Getting started:

Step 1:   Decide if you would like to obtain your Bronze Award while on the Ignite prgramme

Step 2:   Talk to the Ignite Sport Award Leader and arrange to register to do your Award programme. You will have an opportunity to do this at the start of Ontrack (Year 10)

Step 3:   Decide with your Leader what you are going to do for each section of your Award programme

Step 4:   Get started! Don’t forget to log your progress on ORB, our online record book, and ask your Assessors to sign off each section as you complete them

Step 5:   Once your Award programme is complete, speak to your Leader who will arrange for you to receive your certificate or badge. They can also advise you about starting the next level of the Award if appropriate.


How long will it take?

The time it will take to complete your programme and achieve an Award is in many ways down to you however it will take three years if you complete your Bronze while participating in the following Ignite Sport programmes - Ontrack (Year 10), Sports Ambassadors (Year 11) and Sports Leaders (Year 12/13).

You could achieve your Bronze Award in a shorter time if you organise extra activities outside of Ignite Sport Programmes. Remember you have until your 25th birthday to complete the Award!


Find out more…

Talk to your Award Leader (Alex Briton - email: to get more information and take a look at the Ignite website here. You can also find out more by taking a look at the about the Award section of this website

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