Our impact values identify the positive changes young people make on their own lives by participating in the Award.

Find out how you can take part in the Award where you are.

Improved health and well-being Increasing young people's physical fitness, and their own sense of emotional and mental well-being.

The Award is delivered by thousands of dedicated volunteers.

At the Award, we want to play our part in helping young people to be ready for their world, whatever that may be.



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Voluntary Service

This section of the Award provides a young person with a greater sense of worth from having given voluntary service and help to others and their community. The opportunity to give voluntary service over an extended period of time enables young people to witness and experience the benefits that their service provides to others and encourages them to become more active, engaged citizens.

Physical Recreation

Encouraging healthy behaviours has benefits not only for participants but also for their communities, whether through improved health, or active participation in team activities. The Physical Recreation section therefore specifically aims to improve the health, team skills, self-esteem and confidence of participants.




The Skills section provides the opportunity for a participant either to improve on an existing skill, or to try something new. As with other sections, a level of commitment over time to progress in a skill leads to a sense of achievement and well-being as well as possibly leading to improved employability.

Adventurous Journey

The Adventurous Journey section encourages a sense of adventure and self-discovery whilst undertaking a journey within a group. Working in a small group, all participants plan, train for and undertake a journey with a purpose, in an unfamiliar environment.


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The International Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a global framework for non-formal education, which challenges young people aged 14-24 to dream big, celebrate their achievements and make a difference in their world.  Since its launch in 1956 it has inspired millions of young people to transform their lives. Participants design their own Award programme, set their own goals and record their own progress.