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We are working with the International Award for Young People (IAYP) which delivers the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award in India to offer our schools new ways to broaden their curriculum. Both our organisations believe that learning should not be confined to the classroom, but should also take place in the school environment and wider community.
Many Cambridge schools tell us that they want to provide students with an opportunity to develop soft skills such as leadership, teamwork and confidence. By offering the Award as non-formal education alongside the academic Cambridge programmes they are able to provide students with a holistic education. Cambridge International schools will receive an exclusive package of benefits to support them as they deliver the Award.
We are working together to develop confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged learners and create opportunities for young people to develop skills, get physically active, give service to their local community and experience adventure.
The Award Programme was introduced in India in 1962 with a view to encouraging young people in the country to achieve their full growth potential within the framework of Indian society, to improve their moral, social and intellectual well-being, to ‘Equip them for Life’. Currently students from over 240 institutions across India participate in the Award Programme. So far over 100,000 young people have successfully gained their Awards. The IAYP is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) and is a full member of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Association.
The Award is implemented through Open Award Centres (OAC), which are referred to as Youth Engaging in Society (‘YES’) Centres. These are primarily schools and other educational institutions which are licensed under an Agreement to implement the Award. The Award is comprised of three levels and four sections:
Participants complete all four sections at each level to achieve their Award. At Gold level, participants also complete a residential project.
We trialled the joint benefits of the partnership in three countries - Egypt, Indonesia and Spain and have now extended the programme to our community of schools in other countries, including India.
To receive all of these benefits please apply using one of the forms below.
Already a Cambridge International school?
If you are already a Cambridge International school and want to register for The International Award for Young People please complete The International Award for Young People - Expression of Interest form.
Already delivering The International Award for Young People?
If you are already delivering The International Award for Young People and want to become a Cambridge International school please complete Become a Cambridge International school - Expression of Interest form.
Already offering both programmes?
If you are already offering both programmes, we would love to hear your story. Please email Cambridge Outlook. You could be featured in our next edition of Outlook magazine!
Our promotional toolkit is full of materials to help you explain the benefits of offering the International Award alongside the Cambridge Pathway to parents, students and other audiences.
International Award for Young People expression of interest - word document