The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award is an exciting self-development programme available to all 14 to 25 year olds. Over 11 million young people worldwide have taken up the Award challenge. The Award is tough but it is about individual challenge, not about reaching specific standards set by someone else. Young people design their own Award Programme, set their own goals, and record their own progress. The only person they compete against is themselves, by challenging their own beliefs about what they can achieve.
There are four parts to the Award, students must complete and record all sections to pass.
How long does it take to complete the Bronze, Silver and Gold Award?
The award cannot be acheived in a shorter time span by working more intensely; the objective is to develop a sense of commitment to a given task over time. Participants must persist for at least these minimum periods:
|Level||Minimum period of participation by|
|Direct entrants||Award holders|
|Bronze||6 months||not applicable|
|Silver||12 months||6 months (if Bronze holder)|
|Gold||18 months||12 months (if Silver holder)|
There are three levels of the Award; Bronze, Silver and Gold each level is more demanding that the one before.
|Age||Physical Recreation||Skills||Service||Plus||Adventurous Journey|
|Bronze||3 months||3 months||3 months||All participants must do an extra 3 months in either Physical Recreation or Skills or Service||2 days + 1 night|
|Silver||6 months||6 months||6 months||Non Bronze holders must do an extra 6 months in either Physical Recreation or Skills or Service||3 days + 2 nights|
|Gold||12 months||12 months||12 months||Non Silver holders must do an extra 6 months in either Physical Recreation or Skills or Service||4 days + 3 nights|
For more information about The Duke of Edinburgh's Internationa Award, please visit: http://www.intaward.org
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