Training for IACs

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 One (online) and Level Two (virtual instructor-led). The core Level One and Level Two programme equips successful delegates with the knowledge and skill to act as an Award Leader, Adventurous Journey Supervisor or Adventurous Journey Assessor. 

Level One 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 of completion on the Award Community when you finish each module. 

Level Two delivers more advanced learning to build on the knowledge gained during Level One. 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 an e-certificate of completion on the Award Community following completion of and payment for the Level Two: Delivering the Award workshop. 

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

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

Workshop fee

The fee for virtual Level Two workshops is 200 GBP / 272 USD / 240 EUR for courses starting before 1 April 2023.

The fee for virtual Level Two workshops starting AFTER 1 April 2023 is 200 GBP / 260 USD / 235 EUR, in accordance with the 2023-2024 fee schedule.

Note: IACs will be automatically billed in the currency that they chose when they set up their licence.

Current workshop offerings (2023)


The fee for Level Two – Delivering the Award workshops is 200 GBP / 260 USD / 235 EUR.


V063 – Tuesdays September 5, 12, 19 2023 – 08:00-11:00 (UTC)
V064 – Sundays September 10, 17, 24 2023 – 12:00-15:00 (UTC)
V065 – Thursdays October 5, 12, 19 2023 – 15:00-18:00 (UTC)
V066 – Mondays October 9, 16, 23 2023 – 18:00-21:00 (UTC)
V067 – Wednesdays November 15, 22, 29 2023 – 08:00-11:00 (UTC)
V068 – Tuesdays November 28, December 5, 12 2023 – 12:00-15:00 (UTC)
V069 – Tuesdays January 16, 23, 30 2024 – 18:00-21:00 (UTC)
V070 – Thursdays February 1, 8, 15 2024 – 08:00-11:00 (UTC)
V071 – Wednesdays March 13, 20, 27 2024 – 12:00-15:00 (UTC)

Registration for these workshops will open in August 2023.


If you would like to be notified as soon as registration opens for these workshops, please fill out the Interest Form here-Microsoft Forms. You will receive an email as soon as our registration system is open.

Note: Filling out this form does not register you for training.



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