Online Record Book

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation Online Record Book (ORB) is an online system to help participants, leaders and assessors doing, delivering and assessing the Award worldwide so that recording Award activity is both fast and simple, anywhere, any time. 


Below are just some of the benefits of using ORB:

  • A fast and easy to use system, accessible via the Internet anywhere, any time.
  • Android and iOS Apps made available free of charge to users registered on the ORB.
  • All information is stored on secure and reliable servers hosted in the EU.
  • Includes a seamless and secure means for participants to pay their registration fee online.
  • Participant progress is tracked with visual indicators so they can get a sense of their progress through the various aspects of the Award.
  • Multilingual, with new language translations being added all the time.
  • Built-in reporting and search functionality.

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Online Record Book: Participants how-to videos

The Online Record Book is a web platform that allows participants to record their activities and submit their Awards. It also allows Award Leaders to monitor participants’ progress and approve submitted Awards.

The Participant User Guides can be downloaded below:

Online Record Book (ORB) Participant User Guide - English

Online Record Book (ORB) Participant User Guide - Indonesian

Using the ORB, as a participant you will be able to:

  • Edit your profile
  • Choose activities and manage your progress
  • Add logs and pictures to existing and approved activities
  • Receive notifications when an activity request, section and Award has been approved or needs to be modified, after Award Leader’s review
  • View your Award Leader’s contact details

These videos are for participants who are taking part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award programme. It provides detailed, step-by-step guidance on how they can use the new Online Record Book web interface.


ORB Participant User Guide 1: More about the Online Record book ORB

ORB Participant User Guide 2: Register to start your Award 

ORB Participant User Guide 3: Forgot your password

ORB Participant User Guide 4: Landing page overview 

ORB Participant User Guide 5:  Edit profile and settings 

ORB Participant User Guide 6: Managing Sections and Activities 

ORB Participant User Guide 7: Setting up multiple activities per section 

ORB Participant User Guide 8: Downloading your Award and Section Summaries 

ORB Participant User Guide 9: Setting up your Adventurous Journey