Combine your Heritage Hero Award with one of Youth Scotland’s youth awards

Looking for added value for your group? Want to add formal recognition and accreditation to your Heritage Hero Award? Considering multiple award recognition?

Why not combine your Heritage Hero Award with one of Youth Scotland’s fabulous youth awards? The Heritage Hero Awards fit seamlessly with both Youth Scotland’s Hi5 Award and the Dynamic Youth Award. These awards can be incorporated into your existing plans for your Heritage Hero Award by shaping the award challenges around your heritage project.

Hi5 Awards

The Hi5 Awards are an inclusive Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) credit rated award, open to anyone age 5 and over.  To complete the award young people are encouraged to set themselves a challenge, complete their challenge through a series of activities, recording time spent doing so. They then review and comment on their achievements whilst gathering evidence of participation – this can be as simple as including photos, drawings or diary entries of activities.  Each participant records their achievements in a challenge sheet, which is quality assured by Youth Scotland at the end of the project.

More information on the award can be found here: https://www.youthscotland.org.uk/awards/hi5-awards/

This award is easy to combine with your Heritage Hero Award project, and can be incorporated into your existing project plans. The Plan element of the heritage hero award is completed whilst choosing a challenge and planning activities to complete the challenge. Investigate, Engage and Inspire should be included as part of your challenge, whilst Reflect is covered when you complete the back page of your Hi5 challenge sheet.

The Hi5 award has 3 levels/star ratings, dependant on cumulative project hours.   With higher Star ratings you can gain higher SCQF credit points; you’d also be entitled to different Heritage Hero Award Levels.

Hi5 Star Rating Min time/hours SCQF level SCQF Credit Points Equivalent Heritage Hero Award Level
1 star 5*+ 2 1 Detective
2 stars 15+ 2 2 Bronze
3 stars 25+ 2 3 Bronze

*Minimum time quoted is activity time for the award; there’s a minimum of 10 notional learning hours for the award when including choosing and planning challenges etc.

There is a small cost involved with the Hi5 award. To participate you must be registered with Youth Scotland. As part of a partnership project between the Heritage Hero Award and Youth Scotland, groups, clubs and schools can register for free (usually £25 a year) and deliver an unlimited number of Hi5 awards, based on their Heritage Hero Award project, between April 2019 and March 2020. Individuals can also register for free (usually £10 a year) within the same T’s & C’s, this allows for the submission of up to 10 challenge sheets.  Challenge sheets cost £6 each – all participants need one of these to complete their Hi5 award.

 

Dynamic Youth Awards

These awards, which are also SCQF credit rated, are open to those from age 10 and operate following a Plan-Do-Review process.  The planning step of the award involves setting a challenge (this could be linked to a Heritage Hero Award project), and some personal targets they’d like to work towards whilst completing their challenge.  This links to the Plan stage of the Heritage Hero Award.

Step 2 encompasses planning and doing the selected challenge.  This would encompass the Investigate, Engage and Inspire sections of the Heritage Hero Award where the two awards are being used together.  The Dynamic Youth Award requires the submission of a personal portfolio of evidence alongside a completed Challenge Sheet.  The Heritage Hero Awards Award Level Booklet, a digital copy of which if freely available from Archaeology Scotland is ideal for this.  A completed Award Level Booklet can double as a personal portfolio, and when completed properly would form all the evidence required for the Dynamic Youth award.  Double check with the award guidelines to make sure what you’re recording fits with both awards (guidelines available here: https://www.youthscotland.org.uk/media/1631/dya-guidelines-2018-v2.pdf).

Top Tip: save any tickets from visitor attractions or exhibitions etc. you might visit as part of your award and stick these in your Award Level Booklet/personal portfolio – they’re great evidence of working towards your award!

Step 3 – the review stage of the Dynamic Youth Award involves both self-assessment of the challenge and a fair peer assessment from members of the Award Group. Completion of this step counts towards the Reflect stage of the Heritage Hero Award.

As with the H5 award the Dynamic Youth award has a number of levels based on cumulative project hours.  Star ratings have been matched with the appropriate Heritage Hero Award level in the table below.

Dynamic Youth Star Rating Min time/hours SCQF level SCQF Credit Points Equivalent Heritage Hero Award Level
1 star 5*+ 3 1 Detective
2 star 15+ 3 2 Bronze
3 star 30+ 3 7 Silver
4 star 100+ 3 17 Gold
5 star 250+ 3 31 Gold

*Minimum time quoted is activity time for the award; there’s a minimum of 10 notional learning hours for the award when including choosing and planning challenges etc.

As with the Hi5 award, to participate you much be registered with Youth Scotland. Groups, clubs and schools can register for free (usually £60 a year) and deliver and unlimited number of Dynamic Youth awards, based on their Heritage Hero Award project, between April 2019 and March 2020. Individuals can also register for free within the same T’s & C’s, this allows for the submission of up to 10 challenge sheets.  Challenge sheets cost £6 each – all participants need one of these to complete their Dynamic Youth award.

To register for free to deliver the Hi5 awards and/or the Dynamic Youth awards please contact the Youth Scotland Awards Team on 0131 554 2561 or email awards@youthscotland.org.uk

 

Posted by: Rebecca Barclay, Heritage Training Officer, Archaeology Scotland

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