Accreditation is a great way to prove to yourself and others that your skills and experience are valuable and worthy of recognition. It’s especially useful if you are looking to get into education or employment.

Through accreditation, you can gain a formal qualification for any learning experience. That could be as part of your caring role, volunteering, or anything else.

Staff at Dundee Carers Centre can support you to achieve any of the following awards.

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Adult Achievement Awards (AAA)

Adult Achievement Awards give learners the opportunity to gain a qualification for the learning they have undertaken in a variety of places.

The awards are currently available on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at Levels 2, 3, 4 and 6, (Level 5 is in development). There are no entry requirements for the awards.

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The Hi5 Award is an exciting award for young people age 5+ that records and recognises wider achievement.

To gain a Hi5 Award, young people choose a challenge, complete a minimum of 5 hours of activity, think about and comment on their achievements and gather evidence of their participation.

They will receive a certificate showing their name, challenge and special achievements. The certificate will also show the SCQF level and credit points.

Dynamic Youth Award

Dynamic Youth Awards are for young people aged 10 and up.

The awards follow a plan-do-review process, which enables you to more effectively recognise and articulate your learning and achievements. Through self and peer assessment you will develop skills for learning, life and work.

Contact Dundee Carers Centre to get started!