WELCOME TO

YOUR AWARD JOURNEY

UNDERSTANDING THE AWARD

The Award was designed to challenge young people and keep them rewardingly engaged in their teenage and early adult years. It’s not easy to complete a level of the Award. It takes time and commitment. However, the sense of accomplishment you’ll feel at the end of your Award Journey, will be worth it.

Your choice to do the Award is entirely voluntary and every Award is different. The Award is a very personal journey that offers you a structure to fulfil your passions and ambitions in a way that suits you. Completing the Award will be something you did, just for YOU!

You’ll create your own programme, choosing activities for each section of the Award. This is your Award and it is up to you to decide what you’ll do for each section. It is all about setting a challenge for yourself, tracking your progress and achieving your goals.

You can continue with activities you’re already doing, such as extra classes, sport or volunteering; and count these towards achieving your Award. Your Award could also be an opportunity to try something new or develop a passion for something different. You have the freedom to progress through the Award according to your personal aspirations and abilities. There are no limits to what you can achieve.

Gaining a level of the Award also looks great on university applications, scholarships/bursaries, CV’s and job applications.

As an Award Participant, you will have the chance to:

  • Design your own Award Programme;
  • Set your own goals;
  • Record your progress;
  • Make a positive impact on the lives of others through your Voluntary Service; and
  • Learn valuable, practical and social skills for career enhancement.

UNDERSTANDING THE AWARD

The Award was designed to challenge young people and keep them rewardingly engaged in their teenage and early adult years. It’s not easy to complete a level of the Award. It takes time and commitment. However, the sense of accomplishment you’ll feel at the end of your Award Journey, will be worth it.

Your choice to do the Award is entirely voluntary and every Award is different. The Award is a very personal journey that offers you a structure to fulfil your passions and ambitions in a way that suits you. Completing the Award will be something you did, just for YOU!

You’ll create your own programme, choosing activities for each section of the Award. This is your Award and it is up to you to decide what you’ll do for each section. It is all about setting a challenge for yourself, tracking your progress and achieving your goals.

You can continue with activities you’re already doing, such as extra classes, sport or volunteering; and count these towards achieving your Award. Your Award could also be an opportunity to try something new or develop a passion for something different. You have the freedom to progress through the Award according to your personal aspirations and abilities. There are no limits to what you can achieve.

Gaining a level of the Award also looks great on university applications, scholarships/bursaries, CV’s and job applications.

As an Award Participant, you will have the chance to:

  • Design your own Award Programme;
  • Set your own goals;
  • Record your progress;
  • Make a positive impact on the lives of others through your Voluntary Service; and
  • Learn valuable, practical and social skills for career enhancement.

GETTING STARTED

The Award is open to anyone between the ages of 14 and 24. First, you will have to decide which level is right for you. There are three levels. Each level has a minimum age for enrolment.

Bronze              14 years

Silver                15 years

Gold                 16 years

You can start any level, as long as you meet the minimum starting age requirement. As a Participant, you have until your 25th birthday to complete your Award Journey. You may submit your Award after your 25th birthday, but all activities must be completed by then.

All activities counted towards your Award must be extra-curricular and voluntary.

GETTING STARTED

The Award is open to anyone between the ages of 14 and 24. First, you will have to decide which level is right for you. There are three levels. Each level has a minimum age for enrolment.

Bronze              14 years

Silver                15 years

Gold                 16 years

You can start any level, as long as you meet the minimum starting age requirement. As a Participant, you have until your 25th birthday to complete your Award Journey. You may submit your Award after your 25th birthday, but all activities must be completed by then.

All activities counted towards your Award must be extra-curricular and voluntary.

GETTING STARTED

To start a level of the Award, a Participant must enrol online.

For Participants under the age of 18, parental or guardian consent must be obtained before the registration can be accepted. Participants are also required to pay an enrolment fee for each Award level. More information regarding enrolment fees and consent, is available on during the enrolment process.

Through the enrolment process, an Award Leader will be appointed to each Participant, who will guide and assist them through the Award. The Award Leader will be based at your Award Centre. For those registering as individuals, you will be able to contact your Regional Office directly for assistance.

After enrolling, you will need to register for the Online Record Book.

This platform will allow you to capture all your activity hours whilst completing the Award. Your Award Leader will also be able to track your progress as you continue with your level.

Now it’s time to design your Award programme. This is where you start planning your activities, goals and who your activity Assessors will be. You do not need to commence each activity at the beginning of your Award. It is common for Participants to identify their major activity (the one they will do for the longest duration) and start on that one first. However, Your Award Leader and Assessor must agree on the activities you have selected.

For each section of the Award, Participants and Award Leaders work together to find a suitable activity Assessors to guide each activity. The Assessor needs to be a subject matter expert, with sufficient familiarity in the activity to guide and mentor the Participant’s progress towards their goal. Make sure your Award Leader approves your Assessors before they commence their role and before you start doing the section activities.

Participants, with support from their Award Leaders and Assessors, need to set a personal goal for each of their selected activities. To assist with this, Participants should create SMART goals for each component of the Award, which helps them grow and develop.

You are now ready to start your activity and recording your participation.

The Online Record Book (ORB) is an online system to help Participants, Award Leaders and Assessors doing, delivering and assessing the Award. It is where Participants can set up activities, record their efforts, upload evidence and submit assessor reports. Award Leaders can monitor progress behind the scenes, and help if required.

Keep at your activities for the required time. Pursue your goals. Don’t forget to do your activities regularly (at least 1 hour per week or 2 hours per fortnight).

Remember to keep your Record Book up to date and to keep your Assessors and Award Leader informed of your progress.

Try to keep a journal or diary. You may like to take photos, shoot video, or record a soundtrack.

Get your Assessors to complete their final assessment report and sign off that Section when you have finished the activity.

NOTE: You may finish your activities at different times. Make sure you contact each Assessor at the time of completing each Section.

After you and your Assessors have completed all sections, you may submit your Online Record Book to the Award Leader for approval. Your Award Leader will verify and sign-off your Record Book and submit to the Regional Award Office.

Await final assessment and sign-off by the Regional Office.

Note that all Gold Awards are subject to a further review process by the Head of Programme.

GETTING STARTED

ENROL

To start a level of the Award, a Participant must enrol online.

For Participants under the age of 18, parental or guardian consent must be obtained before the registration can be accepted. Participants are also required to pay an enrolment fee for each Award level. More information regarding enrolment fees and consent, is available on during the enrolment process.

Through the enrolment process, an Award Leader will be appointed to each Participant, who will guide and assist them through the Award. The Award Leader will be based at your Award Centre. For those registering as individuals, you will be able to contact your Regional Office directly for assistance.

REGISTER

After enrolling, you will need to register for the Online Record Book.

This platform will allow you to capture all your activity hours whilst completing the Award. Your Award Leader will also be able to track your progress as you continue with your level.

PLAN

Now it’s time to design your Award programme. This is where you start planning your activities, goals and who your activity Assessors will be. You do not need to commence each activity at the beginning of your Award. It is common for Participants to identify their major activity (the one they will do for the longest duration) and start on that one first. However, Your Award Leader and Assessor must agree on the activities you have selected.

For each section of the Award, Participants and Award Leaders work together to find a suitable activity Assessors to guide each activity. The Assessor needs to be a subject matter expert, with sufficient familiarity in the activity to guide and mentor the Participant’s progress towards their goal. Make sure your Award Leader approves your Assessors before they commence their role and before you start doing the section activities.

Participants, with support from their Award Leaders and Assessors, need to set a personal goal for each of their selected activities. To assist with this, Participants should create SMART goals for each component of the Award, which helps them grow and develop.

 

RECORDING

You are now ready to start your activity and recording your participation.

The Online Record Book (ORB) is an online system to help Participants, Award Leaders and Assessors doing, delivering and assessing the Award. It is where Participants can set up activities, record their efforts, upload evidence and submit assessor reports. Award Leaders can monitor progress behind the scenes, and help if required.

Keep at your activities for the required time. Pursue your goals. Don’t forget to do your activities regularly (at least 1 hour per week or 2 hours per fortnight).

Remember to keep your Record Book up to date and to keep your Assessors and Award Leader informed of your progress.

Try to keep a journal or diary. You may like to take photos, shoot video, or record a soundtrack.

Get your Assessors to complete their final assessment report and sign off that Section when you have finished the activity.

NOTE: You may finish your activities at different times. Make sure you contact each Assessor at the time of completing each Section.

After you and your Assessors have completed all sections, you may submit your Online Record Book to the Award Leader for approval. Your Award Leader will verify and sign-off your Record Book and submit to the Regional Award Office.

Await final assessment and sign-off by the Regional Office.

Note that all Gold Awards are subject to a further review process by the Head of Programme.

SUBMISSION

Get your Assessors to complete their final assessment report and sign off that Section when you have finished the activity.

NOTE: You may finish your activities at different times. Make sure you contact each Assessor at the time of completing each Section.

After you and your Assessors have completed all sections, you may submit your Online Record Book to the Award Leader for approval. Your Award Leader will verify and sign-off your Record Book and submit to the Regional Award Office.

ASSESSMENT

Await final assessment and sign-off by the Regional Office.

Note that all Gold Awards are subject to a further review process by the Head of Programme.

WHAT'S NEXT

Award Ceremonies

On completing the Award, Participants will receive a certificate and badge as recognition and acknowledgement of their achievement. This is usually presented at an Award Ceremony or during School Assemblies.

Next Level of Award

When you complete your Award, you instantly become an important part of the Alumni Community. Contact your Regional Office for more information on the Alumni Network.

Alumni

On completing the Award, Participants will receive a certificate and badge as recognition and acknowledgement of their achievement. This is usually presented at an Award Ceremony or during School Assemblies.

Tell your story

We’d love to hear about your time doing The President’s Award. Full details here.

WHAT'S NEXT

Award Ceremonies

On completing the Award, Participants will receive a certificate and badge as recognition and acknowledgement of their achievement. This is usually presented at an Award Ceremony or during School Assemblies.

Next Level of Award

When you complete your Award, you instantly become an important part of the Alumni Community. Contact your Regional Office for more information on the Alumni Network.

Alumni

On completing the Award, Participants will receive a certificate and badge as recognition and acknowledgement of their achievement. This is usually presented at an Award Ceremony or during School Assemblies.

Tell your story

We’d love to hear about your time doing The President’s Award. Full details here.