Training for IACs

The Foundation offers a programme of virtual instructor-led training workshops for Independent Award Centres.

Booking is now open for Level 2 Delivering The Award workshops.


Workshop fee

The fee for virtual Level 2 workshops is 200 GBP / 272 USD / 240 EUR


Booking is now open. Please complete the registration form here.

Current workshop offerings (2023)


V054 – Wednesdays February 22, March 1, 8 2023 – 18:00-21:00 (UTC)
V055 – Sundays March 5, 12, 19 2023 – 06:00-09:00 (UTC)
V056 – Saturdays March 11, 18, 25 2023 – 08:00-11:00 (UTC)

Please note, you will need the workshop code, your Level 1 completion details and the names/email addresses of any delegates you are booking for.

  • Spaces on each workshop are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Early booking is therefore recommended to avoid disappointment.
  • 100% attendance is required on all 3 sessions to successfully complete Level 2. Please ensure that all delegates are able to attend all sessions before booking.
  • All delegates must have completed the required Level 1 online courses. You will be asked for a unique identifier on the booking form to confirm this (your completion date/time is available on your course certificate).

Registration is not confirmed until the following requirements have been met:

  • You have submitted a completed Booking Form
  • All delegates on a booking have completed the required Level 1 online courses (available free of charge under the ‘Courses’ section of the Award Community). If you / your delegates have not completed the pre-requisite courses, your booking may be cancelled.
  • The course fee invoice has been received. If your IAC/company has debt with the Foundation, your booking may be cancelled.


For full details about booking and attending for a virtual workshop, please see the Level Two: Booking and Attendance Guide


Training for Independent Award Centres organised by the Foundation

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation provides a comprehensive training programme for Award teams from licensed Independent Award Centres (IACs), and for external activity providers who work with IACs. The training is a blended learning programme with online and instructor-led components. For training under National Award Operators (NAOs), please speak to the NAO in your country.

Foundation training for IACs is delivered in two phases; Level 1 (online) and Level 2 (online and instructor-led). The core Level 1 and Level 2 programme equips successful delegates with the knowledge and skill to act as an Award Leader, Adventurous Journey Supervisor or Adventurous Journey Assessor.

Please click below to download objectives and outcomes of each course;

Level 1: Award Induction – Objectives and Outcomes

Level 1: Award Delivery Training- Objectives and Outcomes

Level 2: Delivering the Award workshop – Objectives and Outcomes

Level 1

If you are interested in attending our training, please go to The Award Community to complete your Level 1 modules first.

If you are new member, please follow the steps to register. When registering, please select ‘IAC’ as your organisation type only if you are from a licensed Independent Award Centre. If you are acting as an external activity provider (not affiliated with any organisation licensed by the Foundation) please select ‘External Activity Provider’. Click here to register/ login now.

  1. On the Award Community homepage, select the Award Course List.
  2. Complete the following modules:
    ‘Level 1: Award Induction’ (approx. 3 hours)
    ‘Level 1: Award Delivery’ (approx. 1.5 hours)
    Online Record Book (ORB) for Award Leaders (20 mins) (for delegates from IACs only)
    Online Record Book (ORB) for participants (20 mins) (for delegates from IACs only)

Level 1 introduces delegates to the components of the Award, and gives information about the knowledge, skills, behaviours and tools which are useful for delivering the Award. You will receive an e-certificate when you complete knowledge check at the end of each module.

Level 2 delivers more advanced learning to build on the knowledge gained during Level 1. It also provides in-depth guidance on the requirements of the Adventurous Journey section and the requirements of the Gold Award level. You will receive a certificate of completion following attendance on the Level 2: Delivering the Award instructor-led workshop.

Please contact us via [email protected] if you have any queries.