Aim:  To offer young people a wide range of curriculum programmes and qualifications, developed and managed by practitioners, suitable for all abilities.

Aim:  To recognise young people’s achievements during their time in the Boys' Brigade, developing skills in leadership, communication, outdoor expeditions,  working with people and volunteering in the wider community.

Aim:  To provide an alternative route to employment and higher education for learners ages 16-19.

Aim:  To encourage and inspire young people to achieve success in life, foster their spirit of adventure and qualities of leadership and citizenship.

The National Indoor Climbing Award Schemes are UK wide schemes designed to promote climbing development and accredit individual achievement on artificial climbing structures. It can be used as a starting point for people wishing to take up climbing and mountaineering. The schemes are open to all candidates aged 7 and upwards.

Aim:  To challenge young people as individuals and to encourage them to learn about communities, responsibility and independence.

Dynamic Youth Awards are peer assessed awards recognising the contributions and achievements of young people in the 10+ age group.

The awards are easy to use and can be incorporated into existing youth work and school programmes.  Young people are encouraged to self assess and then peer assess each other's achievements, and can use the awards as an access route to the Youth Achievement Awards.

Aim:  To provide a series of challenges that allows a member of the Senior Section within Girlguiding to develop her own skills whilst contributing to Guiding and her local community.

Aim:  To encourage girls and young women to make a personal commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ while respecting other faiths, and inspire them to make a contribution to the Girls’ Brigade and to service in the wider community.

Our engagement initiative encourages people to connect with, enjoy, and care for wild places.  It’s an environmental award scheme for people of all backgrounds – groups, families, individuals. It’s non-competitive, inclusive and accessible.

Junior Award Scheme for Schools (JASS) is a progressive learning programme for 10 - 13 year olds which has been designed to recognise wider achievement.  A key aim has been to meet the challenges of the transition from primary to secondary but in practice it can be used at either level and is also used with wider age groups in special education settings.

Aim:  To offer young people a life-changing residential experience combining friendship and adventure with physical and mental challenges.

We have a range of courses and training opportunities available across all disciplines of our sport and for beginners through to experienced paddlers. 

Helping other people to enjoy canoeing or kayaking can be extremely rewarding. Whether you are already a coach, want to become a coach or are a paddler and looking for coaching, find out more about becoming a coach in these pages. The Scottish Canoe Association forms one of the four British Canoe Union home nations associations and delivers the British Canoeing Coaching Awards and training.

The certificates within our Youth Sailing Scheme are a significant achievement. Instructors sign off each skill as you complete it and, once completed, your certificate can be of use in other areas of your study or activities such as PE at school, or the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

The RYA runs a programme called Onboard, which enables children to start sailing and windsurfing through their school's PE activities.