Assessment and quality assurance

Before completed Dynamic Youth Awards can be submitted for certification they go through a formal process of quality assurance

Before you claim Dynamic Youth Award (DYA) certificates you must first check and confirm using the Candidate Registration Form (CRF) that all the requirements of the award have been met. This can be downloaded from the bottom of this page. Once the CRF has been completed in full it must be emailed to

Full step-by-step instructions on completing the CRF can be found in the guidelines which can be downloaded below. 

How to submit Dynamic Youth Awards for certification

  1. Email the completed candidate registration form to
  2. Await a confirmation email from Youth Scotland. You will receive this within 3 working days. You will be advised of any incomplete or missing information and sample requested, if appropriate
  3. If a sample has been requested, scan or photograph the portfolio and challenge sheet, and email this to
  4. Your submission will be processed and returned within 6 weeks of receipt


There are online standardisation events for the Hi5 and Dynamic Youth Awards. By attending these you will get the opportunity to see Hi5 & DYA submissions from various groups and contribute to the standardisation of these. You will get an idea of good practice for the awards and develop your professional practice. It's also an opportunity to ask questions about quality assurance of the awards, build confidence with verifying and learn more about delivery of the awards.

You cannot attend these meetings if a submission from your organisation is being standardised.

Upcoming dates are:

3 November 2pm-4pm

17 November 10am-12pm

30 November 10am-12pm

15 December 10am-12pm

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