Training for IACs – September 2020 onwards

COVID-19 is now affecting almost every country in the world. The Foundation has been actively monitoring the situation. As you will understand, in light of the continued uncertainty over international travel and public health restrictions, we have taken the decision to cancel the planned face-to-face instructor-led workshops and replace them with virtual instructor-led ones instead.

We have also decided to only run virtual training until at least the end of March 2021. We will review the situation in January 2021 and consider, if appropriate, safe and practical, face-to-face workshops from April 2021. All dates for virtual workshops between now and December 2020 are listed below. We will publish further dates from January 2021 in due course. If you have a booking on a cancelled face-to-face workshop, we will also be contacting you directly.

Level 2: Delivering the Award virtual workshops – September to December 2020


Workshop fee

The fee for virtual Level 2 workshops is 200 GBP / 256 USD / 228 EUR

In light of the impact of COVID-19 on many IACs and our desire to ensure we can help to support growth in the Award in all settings, we are offering a 15% discount applicable on all virtual Level 2 Workshops booked by 31 December 2020.


You can book for any of the above workshops via this Booking Form.

Please note, you will need the workshop code and 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.
  • All delegates must have completed the required Level 1 online courses before a booking can be processed.
  • 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.

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

  • You have submitted a completed Booking Form
  • You have completed the required Level 1 online courses (available free of charge under the ‘Courses’ section of the Award Community). Please ensure that you (and delegates you are booking for) have completed Level 1 before submitting your Booking Form.
  • Your course fee is settled. You will be sent a payment link via email within 5 days of submitting your Booking Form.
  • If you have an existing booking on a face-to-face workshop that has been cancelled, you will be able to advise us during your booking and we will transfer the payment to complete your registration.
  • Please note that if your IAC has outstanding invoices on account, your booking will not be processed until these are cleared.

For full details about booking and attending for a virtual workshop, please see the: Level 2 Delivering the Award – Booking and attendance guide for virtual workshops

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). Level 1 must be completed before enrolling for Level 2. 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
  • 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 if you have any queries.