Getting started

The Dynamic Youth Awards recognise the achievements of young people aged 10+. Find out how to register and get started with Dynamic Youth Awards today

Registering for the Awards

More than 500 statutory and voluntary youth organisations and education institutes in Scotland offer the Awards to young people. There are two tiers of registration to access the awards: Operating Agencies and Participating Units.

To ensure that young people receive the right amount of support and the awards are completed to the required standard there are two tiers of access.

A Participating Unit is a group that operates Youth Scotland Awards directly with young people supported by an Operating Agency. To register as a Participating Unit you must have the full permission of a registered Operating Agency.

An Operating Agency maintains and oversees standards in the operation of the awards within the groups (Participating Units) it agrees to support.

How to access the Awards

If you are a youth group:

  • Access as a Participating Unit via your local authority (£60 per year)
    • Unlimited access to Hi5 & DYA and up to 30 YAA
    • Support from local authority to deliver the awards
  • Access via membership of Youth Scotland (free as part of the package of membership benefits)
    • Unlimited access to Hi5 & DYA
  • Access as a Participating Unit via a third sector organisation that is registered as an Operating Agency of Youth Scotland Awards (£60 per year)
    • Unlimited access to Hi5 & DYA and up to 30 YAA
    • Support from Operating Agency to deliver the awards

If you are a primary school:

  • Direct access as a Participating Unit via Youth Scotland (£60 per year)
    • Unlimited access to Hi5 & DYA
    • Direct support from Youth Scotland
  • Access as a Participating Unit through your local authority (£60 per year)
    • Unlimited access to Hi5 & DYA
    • Support from local authority to deliver the awards
  • Access as a Participating Unit via your secondary school (free of charge)
    • Unlimited access to Hi5 & DYA
    • Direct support from your secondary school
    • Your local secondary school must be a registered Operating Agency for Youth Scotland Awards

If you are a secondary school or college:

  • Direct access as school or college Operating Agency of Youth Scotland (£500 per year)
    • Unlimited access to Hi5, DYA and YAA for your students
    • Free day of CPD accredited training for up to 20 members of staff
    • Free access to Hi5 & DYA for feeder primary schools
    • Direct support from Youth Scotland development staff
  • Access as a Participating Unit through your local authority (£60 per year)
    • Unlimited access to Hi5 &DYA
    • Can deliver up to 30 YAA
    • Support from local authority to deliver the awards

If you are a local authority:

  • Become an Operating Agency of Youth Scotland (£1250)
    • Register and support unlimited Participating Units
    • Free day of CPD accredited training for up to 20 members of staff
    • Direct support from Youth Scotland development staff

If you are a third sector organisation:

  • Become an Operating Agency of Youth Scotland (£500)
    • Register and support up to 10 Participating Units
    • Free day of CPD accredited training for up to 20 members of staff
    • Direct support from Youth Scotland development staff
  • Access via your local authority (£60 per year)
    • Unlimited access to Hi5 & DYA and up to 30 YAA
    • Support from local authority to deliver the awards
  • Access via membership of Youth Scotland (free as part of the package of membership benefits)
    • Unlimited access to Hi5 & DYA
  • Access via a third sector organisation that is registered as an Operating Agency of Youth Scotland Awards (£60 per year)
    • Unlimited access to Hi5 & DYA and up to 30 YAA
    • Support from Operating Agency to deliver the awards

Other:

Please contact us on 0131 554 2561 or email awards@youthscotland.org.uk to discuss other possible access routes.

Do you want to register?

To register, simply download the form for your chosen access route from the bottom of this page and fill in your details. Return your completed form by email to: awards@youthscotland.org.uk or by post to: Balfour House, 19 Bonnington Grove, Edinburgh, EH6 4BL.

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