Training for IACs

‘Delivering the Award’ Training 2019

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.

Please click here for more information on dates and locations, and to enrol for any training event.

Foundation training for IACs is delivered in two phases; Level 1 and Level 2.

The core Level 1 and Level 2 programme equips successful delegates with the knowledge and skill to act as:

  • Award Leader

  • Adventurous Journey Supervisor

  • Adventurous Journey Assessor

Optional extra modules (available later in 2019) will prepare delegates for the role of Award Coordinator or Award Verifier.

Level 1

The Level 1 online training course is available free of charge on the Award Community. It is comprised solely of online learning modules and downloadable e-resources, making it fully accessible throughout the year to all adults involved in the Award, regardless of location. It 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. It is split into two manageable parts:

Level 1: Award Induction

Level 1: Award Delivery Training 

Level 2

The Level 2 training course is comprised of two mandatory elements:

Level 2: Adventurous Journey Pre-Learning (available on the Award Community)

Level 2: Delivering the Award Workshop (2 days)

It 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. 

The Delivering the Award Workshop is an instructor-led course facilitated by the Foundation. Please click here to enrol.

The current Level 2 training fee is 200 GBP/270 USD/225 EUR

Mandatory Requirements

The IAC licence requires each Independent Award Centre to maintain a minimum of 2 team members fully trained. For new IACs, the organisation will become eligible to deliver the Award with young people as soon as at least 2 team members have completed Level 1 and enrolled to complete Level 2 (on a date within the following 6 months).