Award participants can now apply for a range of NCEA credits while they are doing each level of the Award. These credits are all in the vocational skills area.
You need to be proactive and apply for these credits at the same time you are completing your Award. Applying for these credits will require you to complete the relevant assessment. Some of the assessments have an observation or feedback element that needs to be witnessed and completed in the moment by an adult or peer, therefore participants cannot apply for credits after they have completed their Award. Please note: the adult or peer cannot be a family member.
The cost to have each assessment checked and signed off by our external provider, Capital Training, is $11 for a 2 credit unit standard, $16 for a 3 credit unit standard and $21 for a 4 credit unit standard.
If you do not pass your assessment the cost for a 2nd Marking is $5 for a 2 credit unit standard, $7 for a 3 credit unit standard and $10 for a 4 credit unit standard.. You will be provided with written comments of why your assessment failed and what you need to do to pass.
Following is a comprehensive list of the credits you can apply for at each level of the Award. You can pick and choose which assessments you want to do, you're not required to do all of them. These credits are pass/fail and will only appear on your record once passed.
Please note that these assessments are specifically designed for Award participants only, you are only eligible to complete these assessments if you are currently doing the Award.
Process for applying for credits
1. Choose the Unit standards you wish to apply for
2. Download the Assessment Form and complete it. Some of the Assessments require observations from an adult or peer (Family members cannot be used).
3. When you've finished your assessment, check that you've completed every section of the form.
4. Send the completed form to us electronically - scan it and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Make your payment through our online shop HERE. Make sure you select the correct unit standard from the drop down menu. We pass this payment on to Capital Training, our external provider.
6. We'll send your completed form to Capital Training who will assess it and will award credits where earnt.
7. The credit you earn will be added to your National Student ID.
8. If your assessment does not pass you can resubmit for assessment at a cost (see above).
Any questions please email email@example.com
NOTE FOR HOME SCHOOLED STUDENTS ONLY:
You must have an National Student Number (NSN) to be able to complete these assessments. Capital Training can issue you with an NSN if you don't already have one. BEFORE completing any assessments, you must send a verified copy of your birth certificate to Capital Training - firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the plus to see the unit standard assessments at each level
Bronze - NZQA unit standards Level 1
All of these assessments have been designed for Award participants, you are only eligible to apply if you are currently doing your Bronze Award.
Throughout your preparations for your Adventurous Journey you will plan, implement, measure and evaluate a plan to improve your own personal wellbeing. In order to make an effective plan, it is important to be able to describe the effects that different factors can have on your wellbeing.
Over the course of your Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award, you may complete a generic Curriculum Vitae to use for future job applications or a volunteering opportunity. It is suggested that you incorporate the skills and responsibilities that you pick up throughout your Duke of Edinburgh award in to the CV. You may create your own CV or use a template found online.
During your Bronze Award you may have to interviewed for an activity
In a group of three or more, you are going to need to complete a routine task at some stage during your Bronze Award. This could be during the planning phase of your Adventurous Journey, during your service or as part of a sports team. In order to complete this routine task, you and your teammates are going to need to communicate.
As you begin to complete your service requirements within the Bronze Award, you will possibly be tasked with acting in capacities and have responsibilities that are in line with employment.
Upon completing the Adventurous Journey, you must create and deliver a PowerPoint presentation about the Journey and what you learnt. You must present this to your peers and assessor, supervisor or Award Leader.
Silver - NZQA unit standards Level 2
All of these assessments have been designed for Award participants, you are only eligible to apply if you are currently doing your Silver Award.
Throughout your Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award, it may be prudent to create a targeted CV. This may be for your service or even a part time job after school. Creating a targeted CV requires a job vacancy for it to be targeted towards.
Throughout your Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award, you are going to be required to manage your own learning. This includes creating a learning plan with goals at the beginning of the year, sticking to it and measuring it throughout the year and reflecting on it once the year is complete.
Throughout your Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award, you are going to come up against some problems that need to be solved. Being able to identify and solve problems will be key during your Adventurous Journey
As part of your Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award, you must complete an Adventurous Journey as a team. It is vital that you communicate effectively and efficiently to ensure the success of your team.
Throughout your Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award, you are required to undergo a charitable service. If you treat this as a job, you will be able to prepare for it by learning the workplace expectations. You will get a lot out of your service if you set learning goals that you wish to achieve throughout your service.
There are a range of instances where this may happen; with your assessor, during the preparation phase of your Adventurous Journey, as part of your service or in relation to a physical activity. This assessment requires you to be observed participating in an informal meeting. It is good practice to film this, however if that is not viable you can give your observer (the other participant in the informal meeting) the Observer’s Checklist which when completed will be sufficient evidence.
Gold - NZQA unit standards Level 3
All of these assessments have been designed for Award participants, you are only eligible to apply if you are currently doing your Gold Award.
It is important to be able to communicate with people from other cultures, especially in our increasingly globalised society. We must be able to identify people from other cultures, identify values that are related to communication and possible barriers to communication with people from those cultures.
Task One - Upon completing the Adventurous Journey for your Gold Award, you must give a presentation to your peers, family and those involved with the Duke of Edinburgh Award that worked with you throughout the year.
Task Two - Upon completing your service, you must deliver a speech in a social setting to your peers, family, your fellow service workers and those involved with the Duke of Edinburgh award that worked with you throughout the year
You must use your research skills to put together a survival pack that contains a prescribed list of information.
As a part of your Gold Award, you must complete an Adventurous Journey as a team. Complete a group of questions prior to starting to work together as a team.
Being able to give and receive feedback is an important part of growing and developing skills throughout your Gold Award.
It is important to listen to other people during conversations and other interactive situations. In this task you must be observed or recorded listening actively in two different situations. At least one of the conversations needs to be in person.