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William Pike Challenge Award


If your students or children are too young to start the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, the William Pike Challenge Award offers a great pathway into the Award.

The William Pike Challenge Award is a structured, specialist year-long programme designed for teachers to foster personal development in year 7, 8 and 9 students (11 - 13 yr olds).

The William Pike Challenge Award is a flexible and easy to follow framework.  Students in Years 7 - 9 take part in the William Pike Challenge Award over the school year and are required to engage in outdoor activities, community service and passion projects.

The programme is designed to empower passionate educators and help reduce their time spent planning, organising and executing activities.

For more information please visit the William Pike website


Recognition of Prior Learning:

All students who finish the William Pike Challenge Award will get three months taken off the major section of their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award!  This means it's possible to complete your entire Bronze Award in three months.

It is recognised in completing the William Pike Challenge the participants have completed programme work that leads into each section, Skills, Service, Physical of the Award's Bronze Level Award.

The Bronze Award requires participants to complete three months on each level of the programme and to choose one (the Major) to complete for six months.

Participants completing the William Pike Challenge Award will not be required to complete the additional 3 months as per the table below


RPA can be claimed by William Pike Award holders at Bronze level only.

RPA of up to three months can be used for your major section of the Award.

RPA must be agreed with the Award Leader when the participant first registers for the Award. It will not be applied retrospectively.


To gain RPA, the participant must do one of the following:

Option One:
1. complete this form and upload it to your Online Record Book in the Award section where you are requesting RPA.
2. When you have completed your entire Award, email: to claim to RPA.

Option Two:

Follow the directions as outlined here


There will be no expiry date on William Pike Challenge Award graduate's entry to Bronze Award.  The Award will accredit Recognised Prior Learning for William Pike Challenge Award Graduates enrolling with the Bronze Award from 17th August 2018 irrespective of when the WCPA attainment occurred.

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