Deliver the Award

The Award can be used in schools, prisons, by Scout and Guide groups, in business or in youth clubs, as well as by governments. It offers organizations a way of gaining international accreditation for development activities with young people.

The Head of State Award Scheme is a licensee of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is delivered globally; any organization that works directly with young people can deliver the Award. Read about our guiding principle.

If you would like to deliver the Award, contact us.

Organizational benefits of delivering the Award

Delivering the Award brings your organization many benefits, not least the opportunity to help develop young people and support them on their journey to a better future. By delivering the Award your organization will:

  • Help to develop the lives of young people and their communities;
  • Become part of an international network of Award Operators, Leaders and like-minded individuals and organizations;
  • Provide Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for your staff;
  • Complement existing extra-curricular activities and receive recognition for them;
  • Give young people the opportunity to participate in the world’s leading youth achievement award.

“The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the only truly global mark of recognition that I know about in the field of extracurricular activity. As an employer, I want to see that people coming to work for us have more to offer than their academic qualifications. The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a great example of a differentiator I would look for when judging the suitability of a young person to join our company.”

Operating Authorities – GHs600

Youth Organisations of National presence can apply to deliver the Award to its constituents.  Licensed Operating Authorities manage their Award Operating Units with supervision by the National Award Operator. If your organisation falls within this category and would like to deliver the Award, please get in
in touch with us.

Operating Units – GHs250


Organizations and institutions without National presence (such as schools, NGOs and youth clubs) can apply for the Operating Unit license to deliver the Award to their young people. If your organisation is interested in becoming an Operating Units, please
contact us.

Operating Partners – GHs800


The Award Office also licenses organisations to deliver the Adventurous Journey element of the Award. If you are delivering the Award currently and are interested in outsourcing some sections of the Award to an accredited Operating Partner in Ghana, please
contact us now.

Already delivering the Award

Thank you for helping us to deliver the Award. The Head of State Award Scheme supports your work and is here to ensure that you continue to deliver the Award to the correct standards. See how our Award Leaders are making impact here. Become an Award Leader.

To help you deliver the Award successfully, you will find extensive information and guides on the Award Community Learning Hub. This is also a useful platform to discuss topics and seek advice from fellow colleagues globally.

Training and support

  • For further details on training and support opportunities, please contact the Award Office.

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