Welcome to the Silver Award!

Taking part in the Silver Award isn’t easy – it requires even more commitment over time – but it is simple to get started and after all your time and effort you will have achieved something special of which you can be very proud.


The Silver Award is the second level of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.


A Silver Award participant will have the chance to:
1) Design their own Award programme
2) Set their own goals and record their progress
3) Make a positive impact on the lives of others through community service
4) Learn valuable practical and social skills for career development
5) Take up the challenge of an adventurous journey
6) Connect with other Award participants

The Award Programme

So, you’ve decided to start your Silver Award, the first thing to do is register!

If you have any questions feel free to contact our Award Coordinator.

Once your registration has been approved, you can now register on the ORB.

Participants need to choose activities for the three sections (Service, Physical Recreation, and Skills). This is a good opportunity to start an activity that you always wanted to do or develop your skills further in activities you are already involved in.

If you need advice, you can always as your Award Leader.

Once you have chosen your activities, you need to come up with a S.M.A.R.T. goal as well as an assessor for each activity. The assessor needs to be an expert in the chosen activity who will guide you through the activity and confirm your participation / achievements.

Once your activities have been approved by your Award Leader, do your activities regularly 1 hour per week and log them after each session onto the ORB.

Once you have completed a section of your Award, request an assessor’s report where your Assessor will fill in a small report and sign it to confirm your participation and achieving your goal.

Once all assessor reports are signed and on the ORB, our Award Coordinator will go through everything and send the Award for approval

Award has finally been approved! Now it’s time to sign up for the Gold Award!

Award Sections



It is hoped that the participant will develop a lifelong commitment to voluntary service and community involvement.

Physical Recreation

Physical Recreation

Encourages young people to improve their fitness and performance, and enjoy healthy lifestyles for good mental and physical well-being.



Enables participants to develop their talents, broaden their abilities, increase their self-confidence and improve their employability.

Adventurous Journey

Adventurous Journey

Young people discover a spirit of adventure and gain a deeper understanding of the environment and the great outdoors.