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The Award in Business

The Award in Business

The Award in Business
Concept and Scope
The Award Concept is one of individual challenge. It presents to young people, from 14 to 25 years of age, a balanced, non-competitive programme of voluntary activities that encourage personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, responsibility to themselves and voluntary service to their community.

Features of the Award
  • The focus is on personal challenge to try harder, to reach out to new horizons
  • Based on personal choice, initiative and perseverance: cannot be achieved in a shorter time span by working more intensively, participants must persist for at least the minimum periods
  • Not a competition against others
  • Success is through personal progress and development, persistence and commitment
  • The Award Programme are a means for the process of personal and social development
  • Award requirements needs to be completed before the 25th birthday
Components of the Award
Voluntary Service - render service to the needy, encourages participants to
  • Give personal commitment
  • Appreciate the needs of others
  • Trust and be trusted
  • Accept responsibility
  • Increase self-esteem
  • Overcome prejudice
  • Generate positive community action
  • Care for the environment
  • Appreciate personal strengths and weaknesses
Physical Recreation - participation in physical activities, encourages participants to
  • Enjoy keeping fit
  • Improve fitness
  • Discover new abilities
  • Raise self esteem
  • Extend personal goals
  • Respond to a challenge
  • Enjoy a sense of achievement
Skills - development of personal interests & practical skills, encourages participants to
  • Develop social and practical skills
  • Get organized
  • Meet new people and try something new
  • Develop their abilities
  • Discover new talents
  • Have fun
Adventurous Journey - inculcate a spirit of adventure and teamwork, encourages participants to
  • Demonstrate enterprise
  • Learn Self-reliance
  • Work as a member of a team
  • Respond to a challenge
  • Recognize the needs and strengths of others
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Reflect on personal performance
  • Plan and execute a task
  • Make decisions and accept the consequences
Residential Project (Gold Level) - assess interpersonal skills and leadership, helps to broaden experience through involvement with others in a residential setting, encourages participants to
  • Cope with an unfamiliar environment
  • Show initiative
  • Enjoy working and living with others
  • Make new friends
  • Away from home, not with usual companions
  • Work towards a shared goal
  • Accept responsibility for a shared and purposeful activity
  • 5 consecutive days and 4 nights
The International Award in Business is specifically for employees.

The Programme develops essential skills for the workplace such us confidence, improved communication, leadership, resilience and team working. existing training and development programmes including apprenticeships, a level, graduate or other schemes.

The Award in Business can also link and enhance Corporate Responsibility agendas by promoting volunteering, involvement in the community, a better understanding of the environment and a healthier and fitter workforce.

For further information, please email