Deliver the Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award is delivered globally; any organisation that works directly with young people can deliver the Award. 

If you would like to deliver the Award, you should contact your regional office.

Organisational benefits of delivering the Award

Delivering the Award brings your organisation 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 organisation 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 organisations;
  • 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." Phil Smith, CEO, Cisco UK & Ireland


 There are three different types of organisations that deliver the Award.


National Award Operators (NAOs)

In countries where there is a National Award Operator (NAO), the Award is delivered by Award Units who are licensed and managed by the NAO. To see if there is an NAO where you are, please go to Near You. If you would like to deliver the Award and there is an NAO in your country/territory, please get in touch with them. Contact details are given on each country's page in the 'Near You' link.

If there is no NAO in your country, you can still deliver the Award by becoming an Independent Award Centre (IAC).

Independent Award Centres (IACs)

In many countries, the Award is delivered by organisations (such as schools, NGOs and youth clubs) who are licensed directly by the Foundation. If your organisation is interested in becoming an IAC, please contact the Global Business Team.

International Trained Activity Providers (ITAPs)

The Foundation 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 ITAP, please see the ITAP information page.

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