Start your Award
“Challenge yourself and discover the world around you. The Award provides you with skills and experiences that are consistently recognized by employers and educational institutions worldwide”.
Taking part in the Award requires commitment over time but it is simple to get started and you will reap the rewards for your time and effort.
As an Award participant, you will:
- Design your own Award
- Set your own goals and record your progress
- Make a positive impact on the lives of others through community service
- Learn valuable practical and social skills for career development
- Connect with other Award participants at home and abroad
Plus, if you’re already taking part in activities, such as sports or volunteering, you can continue with these and receive recognition for them as part of your Award.
How to get started:
- Pick up an enrolment form
- Pay the appropriate enrolment fee (GHs40) to cover the cost of your record book and Award administration.
- Plan your Award – Once you have registered, your Award Leader will help you plan your programme of activities. You should also receive a record book to keep track of your activities. More information on the Sections of the Award can be found in About the Award.
- Determine and choose what level is right for you. The Award is divided into three levels; depending on your age and experience, you may choose to start with Bronze and work your way up, or jump straight to Silver or Gold. Your Award Leader will be able to explain more about the three levels and their requirements.
- Choose and undertake your Award Sectional activities. Speak to our programme team.
Already doing the Award
Whether you’ve submitted each Award section for approval as you’ve gone along, or are submitting them all at the end, your Award Leader will check and approve them.
Once you’ve completed your Award, you need to make sure:
- You’ve done all your Sections for the minimum time required (check with your Award Leader for details), for an average of an hour a week (or the required timescale for your expedition)
- You’ve detailed all your evidence in your record book. This may be by paper or on the Online Record Book.
- Your assessors have provided reports/comments on your activity, how you met your goals and how you have progressed, and you have added them into your record book.
Once they’ve approved your final section they will then send it to your licensed Award operator who will check everything is in order.
Achieving your Gold Award
On completion of your Gold Award (and of all relevant documentation) your licensed Award operator will arrange for you to be invited to a national Gold Award Presentation (GAP) to get your Gold Award certificate and pin/badge from the President of the Republic of Ghana.