Using CREST for a Duke of Edinburgh Award
March 13th 2024

Using CREST for a Duke of Edinburgh Award

At this time of year, we know that students are signing up for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards.
But do you know that there are great similarities between the Skills section of a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and the criteria for CREST Awards? The good news is that learners can earn both at the same time!

“Throughout a DofE Award, 14-24 year olds can have fun, make friends, improve their self-esteem and build confidence. They gain essential skills and attributes for work and life such as resilience, problem-solving, team-working, communication and drive. They can also enhance their CVs and university and job applications as employers recognise the work-ready skills Award holders bring to their business.”

By registering for a DofE and CREST Award it’s possible to gain twice the recognition for the same amount of effort and both are recognised by colleges, universities and employers.

If you have started, or completed, a CREST Award before you start the Duke of Edinburgh Award programme, you can count your CREST activity towards your award if it was done in the preceding three months.

The Projects: Take a look at the CREST Resources Library

As North West Regional CREST Support OrganisationAll About STEM promote CREST Awards across the region and point schools & clubs to the support they need to run this amazing scheme. CREST Awards encourage students to work like scientists, researchers, engineers and designers to investigate and explore their own project ideas.

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