Dynamic Youth Awards

The Dynamic Youth Awards recognise the achievements of young people aged 10+ years.



"The young people at our club love doing a Dynamic Youth Award because they get recognition for their achievements"

- Awards provider


Youth Scotland’s Dynamic Youth Awards provide a framework to support quality work with young people. They offer recognition and accreditation for young peoples’ achievements. They are easy to use and incorporate into existing or planned activities and can be delivered in a range of settings including youth and community projects, schools and colleges.

The Awards follow a Plan-Do-Review process which enables young people to more effectively recognise and articulate their learning and achievements within different contexts. This increases their self-esteem, improves motivation and keeps young people engaged with learning. Through self and peer assessment young people develop skills for learning, life and work. The Awards fully support the aims, values, purpose and implementation of Curriculum for Excellence.


Key Features of the Award:


The Dynamic Youth Awards

  •         Are for young people age 10+
  •         Have a minimum 5 hours of time commitment
  •         Have 5 levels(Star Rating) based on the young person’s cumulative hours
  •         Can be incorporated into existing or planned activities
  •         Can be used in a range of settings
  •         Are inclusive and suitable for young people with a range of interests  and abilities
  •         Are externally quality assured by Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)
  •         Are credit rated on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) where they sit at level 3
  •         Help to evidence Outcomes
  •         Support the aims, values, purpose and implementation of Curriculum for Excellence