Peer education is also a great way for young people to work toward accreditation.
Listen to this podcast from Dundee’s The Corner Peer Education Health Buddies talk about the accreditation they are working towards through their programme.
There are many awards and certificates peer education can lead to.
For the full range of awards young people can work towards - check out the Amazing Things website or request a copy of Amazing Things from Youthlink.
The table below has those most frequently worked towards.
|Youth Achievement||14 years old and older||Yes||
Bronze - four challenges (60 hours minimum)
Silver - six challenges (90 hours)
Gold - eight challenges(120 hours)
Platinum - nine challenges(135 hours)
|Dynamic Youth Awards||10 – 14 years old||Yes||
Dynamic Youth One Star Award (5 to 15 hours)
Dynamic Youth Two Star Award (16 to 30 hours)
Dynamic Youth Three Star Award (31 to 100 hours)
Dynamic Youth Four Star Award (101 to 250 hours)
Dynamic Youth Five Star Award (in excess of 250 hours)
|Saltire Awards||12 – 15 years old||
Young Scot Points
Challenge – One off volunteer event
10- 25 hrs volunteering
Accent – 50, 100, 200 and 500 hours volunteering
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
|14 - 24 years old||No||
Peer education counts towards the Volunteering section of the DoE award
Bronze – 3 or 6 months
Silver – 6 or 12 months
Gold 12 or 18 months
|Duke of Edinburgh’s Award|
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