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Accredited Award Provider

Accredited Award Providers (AAPs) are organisations, both commercial and charitable, whose opportunities have been approved by the Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award (The Award) as meeting our sectional conditions and can count towards the achievement of an Award.

AAPs are usually able to provide a section in its entirety, including training, supervision, assessment and reports on the Online Record Book (ORB).

The AAP licence is a quality standard on an oraganisation's activity, meeting the programme and sectional requirements of the Award.  Please note that the AAP licence does not guarantee the suitability of an AAP in terms of health and safety, child protection or it's financial stability.  Award Units working with AAPs  will have their own process for checking the suitability of the AAP's programme in terms of health and safety requirements for their young people. Similarly, it is the responsibility of the participant's parent/guardian/carer to evaluate the safeguarding and health and safety policies the organisation has, if a participant is engaging directly with an AAP.

Photo: Escape Adventurous Journeys


Become an Accredited Award Provider

Thank you for showing an interest in working with with the Award through becoming an AAP.  We look forward to working with you to build an exceptional programme that will meet the sectional requirements, enabling you to confidently state that your programmes count towards an Award.

The first step in applying to become an AAP is top complete an application form.  Once we receive this, a member of the Award will contact you within 2 - 3 weeks to discuss your proposed programmes. If suitable, we will send  out the Terms and Conditions for you to complete.

An AAP licence is not complusory for organisations offering opportunities suitable for the Volunteering, Physical, Skill and Residential sections of the Award. However, due to the increased level of responsibility that expedition providers have, an AAP licence is complusory for all organisations offering opportunities suitable for the Adventurous Journey section of the Award.


Benefits of becoming an Accredited Award Provider

There are a number of key benefits in holding an AAP licence:

  • AAP logo - whether you are a large provider or a sole trader, the AAP licence enables you to display the Award logo on any of your Award activities.
  • Pre-approved programmes - your approved programmes will be treated as being pre-approved for fulfilling Award requirements for the relevant section(s).
  • Website - a listing on the Award website.
  • Award network - we will notify our network of your new partnership status.
  • Support - we will support you to create and develop new Award programmes.
  • Contact - direct contact and support from the Award team.















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