The Skills section of the Award encourages the development of personal interests and practical and social skills.

The Skills section provides the opportunity for a participant to either improve on an existing skill, or to try something new. As with the other Sections of the Award, a level of commitment is required over time to progress a skill. It leads to a sense of achievement and well-being, and possibly improved employability through the development of life and vocational skills.

Examples of Skills

  • Music - singing, learning to play an instrument, music event management
  • Sports related - sports officiating, umpiring/refereeing, sports ground maintenance
  • Arts and crafts - ceramics, embroidery, jewellery making, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography
  • Nature and the environment - agriculture, astronomy, bee keeping, conservation, fishing, forestry, gardening
  • Communication - film and video, languages, reading, writing, public speaking, journalism, website development
  • Games - billiards, snooker or pool, chess, darts, backgammon

Time requirements

  • Bronze - At least 3 months
  • Silver - At least 6 months
  • Gold - At least 12 months

“Challenge yourself to improve your skills and widen your personal interests.”


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