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International Award

The Award equips young people for life and work.

About the Award

The International Award is a unique, exciting self- development programme available to all young people worldwide aged 14-24, equipping them with life skills to make a difference within themselves, their communities, and the world.

The Award framework

The Award is comprised of three levels and four sections. Participants complete all four sections at each level in order to achieve their Award. At Gold level, participants also complete a Residential Project.








          For those over 14 years old          

          For those over 15 years old          

          For those over 14 years old          



The Service section of the Award encourages young people to volunteer their time to and understand the benefits of this service to their community.




The Skills section of the Award encourages the development of personal interests and practical and social skills.

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Physical Recreation

The Physical Recreation section of the Award encourages young people to participate in sport and other physical recreation for the improvement of health and fitness.



Adventurous Journey

The Adventurous Journey section encourages a sense of adventure whilst undertaking a team journey or expedition. As part of a small team, participants will plan, train for and undertake a journey with a defined purpose in an unfamiliar environment.



Residential Project

The Residential Project, completed only at Gold level, aims to broaden participants' horizons through involvement with others in a residential setting.