Deliver as an Organisation

Any organisation that works directly with young people can deliver the Award. There are many benefits to offering the Award to young people. By delivering the Award your organisation will:

  • Help to develop the lives of young people and their communities;
  • Become part of an international network of Award Operators in 129 countries and territories worldwide; and
  • Provide professional development opportunities for your staff.

Our delivery partners

The Award is delivered internationally through three main networks of licensed operators, from large National Award Operators (NAOs) with hundreds of thousands of participants, to Operating Partners (OPs) working with their own affiliated organisations, to directly licensed Independent Award Centres (IACs) – typically international schools or youth clubs.

While the Award follows the same framework around world, its strength also comes from the programme’s ability to be adapted to the specific needs or desires of any individual between the ages of 14 – 24.

National Award Operators (NAOs)

In countries where there is a designated NAO, the Award is delivered to participants through Award Centres (typically schools, NGOs or youth clubs) that are licensed and managed by the NAO directly. We, the Foundation, license the NAO to operate the Award in their country.

To check if there is an NAO in your country/territory, please click here.

Operating Partners (OPs)

Organisations licensed to deliver the Award within an existing network of their affiliated organisations/branches across different locations. Examples of OPs can include, but are not limited to: school networks; national Scouting organisations, or national NGO networks.

You can find out more about our Operating Partners here. Alternatively, please contact our Operations Team to request further information.

Independent Award Centres (IACs)

In some countries, the Foundation directly licenses organisations (such as schools, NGOs and youth clubs) to deliver the Award as IACs. IACs are licensed to deliver the Award exclusively to their own students/members.

If no NAO exists in your country, please click here for more information about becoming a licensed IAC. Alternatively, please contact our Operations Team to request an application pack.