Youth Scotland reach landmark 50,000th youth award

50,000 young people have now received a Hi5 Award, Dynamic Youth Award or Youth Achievement Award across Scotland

Kevin Turner
Author Kevin Turner Senior Communications Development Worker
Date 28 March 2018

EDINBURGH, UK (March 28, 2018) – Youth Scotland reach landmark 50,000th youth award.

50,000 young people have now received a Hi5 Award, Dynamic Youth Award or Youth Achievement Award across Scotland.

Youth Scotland first introduced Youth Achievement Awards in 1998, with the first Bronze award being achieved the following year. Youth Achievement Awards are for young people age 14+ and sit at SCQF levels 4 – 7.

In 2005 the Dynamic Youth Awards were developed and these are aimed at young people age 10+ and sit at SCQF level 3.

The latest addition to the Youth Scotland suite of awards is the Hi5 award which was launched in September 2017, aimed at primary school age children (5+), and sits at SCQF level 2.

Over the three awards, 50,000 young people have been recognised over just 20 years.

Young people have a range of learning styles and community based youth work contributes towards young people being able to develop their literacy and numeracy skills, which are not solely developed in the classroom. In combination, Youth Scotland’s awards allow young people’s non-formal achievements to be recognised in a meaningful way—particularly as they share the same SCQF levelling as formal qualifications.

 

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About Youth Scotland:

We are Scotland’s network for community based youth work. We provide quality youth work programmes, information, resources, training and support to local youth workers and groups.

We deliver a range of projects and services which support a network of over 1,100 youth groups running in diverse communities the length and breadth of Scotland. These groups work with over 64,000 young people up to 25 years of age. Young people are supported by more than 7,500 passionate and committed youth workers, of whom nearly 5,000 are volunteers. To find out more about our work and our awards please visit www.youthscotland.org.uk

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Kevin Turner
Senior Communications Development Worker

kevin.turner@youthscotland.org.uk

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