Our partnerships

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award works with hundreds of thousands of youth-focused partners and operators around the world, including schools, youth organisations, examination boards and youth offender institutions.

Whilst partnerships vary from country to country, we also work with some organisations in a much more global context. Around the world, the Award works closely with, and is part of the ‘Big Six’ – six global youth volunteer and membership organisations, consisting of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), the World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM), the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) and The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.

In addition to the ‘Big Six’, the Award has recently partnered with Cambridge Assessment International Education, to pilot an exciting new collaboration, which offers schools a broad and balanced curriculum of learning, both inside and outside the classroom.   

Holistic learning, inside and outside the classroom

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award has partnered with Cambridge International to offer schools the opportunity to combine the world-class Cambridge Pathway, with the Award’s global non-formal education framework.

By offering the Award alongside formal education, we aspire to help develop confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged learners, as well as creating opportunities for young people to develop skills, get physically active, and give service to their local community and experience adventure.

The partnership between Cambridge International and The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is currently being piloted in Spain, Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, India and South Africa, with the potential to extend to other countries in the coming year.

Click here, or email operations@intaward.org to find out more about the partnership and how you could get involved.