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Delivering the Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is delivered globally. Any organization that works directly with young people can deliver the Award.

The Award can be delivered by schools, company, NGOs, youth clubs and etc. It offers organizations away of gaining accreditation for development activities with young people.

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:

  • Support your organization’s strategy and specific goals
  • Greatly help to develop the lives of young people and their communities
  • Become part of an international network of Award Centers, Award Leaders and like-minded individuals and organizations
  • Complement existing extra-curricular activities that you provide and receive recognition for them
  • Give young people the opportunity to achieve the world’s leading youth Award


The governance structure of the Award is based on a social franchise model using a multi-tier set of licenses. As an international organization, The International Award Foundation, governed by its Trustees has the overall responsibility of the Award. The International Award Association is a member organization that facilitates the delivery of the Award through it member countries.

Delivering the Award in China

There are two types of license:

1.     Award Center License for schools

2.     Open Award Center License for non-school organizations

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award-China is the organization with the sole object of managing the Award in China

If you would like to deliver the Award, you must contact National Award Office in China via operations@intawardchina.cn.

Award Centres and Open Award Centres

Award Centres and Open Award Centres are licensed by the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award-China to deliver the Award to young people in their organization.

These Award Centres and Open Award Centres nominate a key point of contact, known as an Award Coordinator, to run the Award together with Award Leaders.

The Role of Award Coordinators and Award Leaders

Recognized Activity Provider (RAP)

Recognized Activity Provider (RAP) is a single entity who has been recognized by China NAO for their capacity to provide services around specific Award activities for Award Centres  and Open Award Centres.

There are five RAP certificates available in accordance with our five Award activities, including Voluntary Service, Skills, Physical Recreation, Adventurous Journey and Gold Residential Project.

Updated: 2020.03