The UK Youth Achievement Awards are back bigger than ever

1 September 2017

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We’re very excited to launch the new and improved UK Youth Achievement Awards (UKYAAs) to provide an accredited, flexible award framework to celebrate the achievements of all young people.

Every year thousands of young people across the country take part in the UKYAAs. Unlike most other awards, the UKYAAs champion a variety of learning methods to provide a unique framework that can be tailored to almost any activity, helping to engage a range of young people.

The UKYAAs, which are accredited by ASDAN, offer five levels. Young people can work their way up or enter at the most relevant point:

Challenge – entry level introduction to the UKYAAs

Bronze – taking part and getting involved

Silver – helping to organise

Gold – planning and leading

Platinum – taking a full leadership role, with an element of training

Each level of the award connects to a different point on the UK Youth Social Development Journey and represents different levels of participation. Through the UKYAAs, young people will gain vital life skills and become motivated, self-aware, receptive, resilient, responsible, confident and good communicators.

The UK Youth Achievement Awards are available across the UK. They are delivered in England by UK Youth, and across the rest of the UK by our nation partners: Youth Scotland, Youth Cymru and Youth Action Northern Ireland. In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the UKYAAs use ASDAN as a customised accreditation. In Scotland, they are a Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) customised award, are credit scored by the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF), and are levelled by SQA.

All organisations working with young people can sign up to the UK Youth Achievement Awards and receive accredited recognition for the achievements of their young people.

To find out more and sign up, simply email membership@ukyouth.org.

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