Training for Adults in the Award

The largest resource that the Award has is the large number of adult staff and volunteers supporting the management and delivery of the Award. This world-wide community can facilitate the sharing of good practice and knowledge and help more young people get involved with, achieve, and stay engaged with the Award.

The training and support of adults who deliver the Award is critical to the success of all Operators around the world.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation provides a comprehensive training programme for a variety of roles and adults in the Award from Operators around the world. The training required is determined by your role in the Award, and who your licensed Operator is.

The Foundation is also committed to offering professional development opportunities to all adults in the Award. Whether it is using developing your skill as a trainer or gaining academic credentials to support you in your leadership role, the Award is here for all of our adults.

Level Two - Delivering the Award Workshops

Our Level Two – Delivering the Award workshops are for adults in the Award from licensed Independent Award Centres (IACs), Operating Partners (OPs) and for external activity providers who work with licensed Operators. The training equips successful delegates with the knowledge and skills to act as Award Leaders, Adventurous Journey Supervisors and Adventurous Journey Assessors.
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Trainer Skills Pathway

Our Trainer Skills pathway is designed to train experienced adults in the Award, from National Award Operators and Operating Partners to deliver training for their Operator, or for the Foundation as a volunteer member of the Global Training Panel. The training is a blended learning programme with online and virtual instructor-led components and mentorship from experienced trainers.
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Executive MBA Programme

In partnership with Heriot Watt University/Edinburgh Business School, the Foundation is able to offer adults in the Award the opportunity to pursue their MBA in a fully virtual setting. Adults who are recommended by their Operator for this programme can pursue it at their own pace, adding valuable academic credentials to their own CV and improving their ability to manage and deliver the Award.
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Award Community - Online Learning

The Award Community provides learning and information sharing opportunities to support the delivery of the Award. Using this platform, adults in the Award can access online learning courses at a time that works for them. All courses are regularly updated to include the most current information about the Award. Level One – Delivering the Award is available on the Award Community.
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