The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

Delivering the Award during the COVID-19 virus outbreak

We recognise that this is a worrying time for everyone, and Participants may, amongst other matters, be at some points concerned about how they will continue their Award and achieve their Award.

If Participants can, it’s important they stay healthy and active during this time and continuing with their Award activities can help with this – even if they’re not able to engage in their usual activities e.g. school, sport, music lessons etc.

Find very valuable information HERE to help you deliver the Award during this time.

“The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a prestigious and community focussed Award which is recognised world-wide.  AISWA schools pride themselves on their co-curricular non-academic programmes.  Similarly to the Award itself, voluntary service, skills, physical recreation and adventure programmes are a major part of many of our schools.  Over 50 AISWA schools are participants in the Award.  Importantly, students can commence their Award while at school and continue their journey up until the age of 25.”

Dr Alec J O’Connell

Chair, AISWA Board of Directors

Hundreds of thousands of dedicated people help to deliver the Award around the world, every day.

Non-formal education focuses on developing the wider ‘soft’ or life-skills which help young people ensure they are ready for the world.  When paired with a formal education, the Award provides a fantastic foundation for a young person to thrive.

Any organisation that works directly with young people can deliver the Award: schools, prisons, Scout and Guide groups,  business or  youth clubs, as well as by governments. It offers organisations a way of gaining accreditation for development activities with young people.

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