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Youth awards at a glance

A summary of the accredited awards available from South Gloucestershire Council to recognise young people’s achievements in informal settings such as youth centres.

South Gloucestershire Award for Young People

Age range 11-25

Time commitment: 3 x 10 hours units

What is involved: Take part in a range of activities to complete three units. The units cover: Issue Based Learning, Skills and Personal Development. Each of these units will take 10 hours to complete.

South Gloucestershire Volunteering Award

Age range 11-25

Time commitment: 15, 30 or 50 hours What is involved: Volunteer your time to benefit other people for 15, 30 or 50 hours.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Age range 14-24

Time commitment: At least six months depending on the level

What is involved: Take part in three sections and an expedition. The three sections are volunteering, physical and skills. For each section you need to commit to at least one hour a week. At gold level you also need to take part in a residential.

ASDAN Short Course Awards

Age range 13-19

Time commitment: At least 10 hours

What is involved: Take part in an activity based program aimed at developing a large range of skills. These are over 30 different courses to choose from including Animal Care, Sports and Fitness, Foodwise and Hair and Beauty. The short courses provide an opportunity to develop knowledge in a chosen area.

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