The Youth Achievement Awards are individual learning Awards that provide a framework to support quality work with young people. They offer formal recognition and accreditation for young peoples’ achievements. They are easy to use and incorporate into existing or planned activities and can be delivered in a range of settings including youth and community projects, schools and colleges.
The Awards follow a Plan-Do-Review process which enables young people to more effectively recognise and articulate their learning and achievements within different contexts, increasing self-esteem, improving motivation and keeping them engaged with learning.
They encourage reflection on learning through self and peer assessment keeping young people engaged with their learning and helping to develop skills for learning, life and work. They fully support the aims, values, purpose and implementation of Curriculum for Excellence.
For more information – http://www.youthscotland.org.uk/projects/youth-achievement-awards.htm or contact your local Youth Development Officer