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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.