Duke of Ed Victoria believes that every young person should have the opportunity to participate in the Awards which is why we have introduced two additional programs that are both modelled on The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, but with more flexible requirements:
- The Compass Award (for 10-14 year olds)
- The Bridge Award (for 14 years and over, with a disability)
The Compass Award is a program of discovery for young people aged 10 – 14 years old.
Modelled on The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, The Compass Award is designed to enhance development of the individual child. Students aged 10-14 years old choose their own challenging activities, learn new skills and in the process, develop initiative and commitment, becoming more responsible and motivated young people. The Compass Award is the chance to gain the benefits of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at an earlier age.
There are 4 levels of The Compass Award, each level is broadly aimed at the corresponding age, eg Level 1 for those in year 5, Level 2 for those in year 6 and so on. To achieve The Compass Award at any Level, young people create a unique program of activities (for a set length of time) across four Sections as outlined below. Participants are encouraged to undertake their activities over a period of time rather than complete Award requirements in a single session.
On completion of The Compass Award participants are encouraged to continue onto The Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Participants must be 14 years old to commence the Bronze Award.
The Bridge Award is a program connecting young people and supporting success for those with a disability aged 14 years and above.
Modeled on The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, The Bridge Award has more flexible requirements, giving Participants the opportunity to achieve their best. The Award can act as a pathway to continue onto The Duke of Ed Award, which has endless benefits for personal development, however The Bridge Award itself is an incredible achievement.
There are four progressive levels of The Bridge Award and Participants can commence at any level according to their ability and confidence. To achieve at any of the four levels, young people choose their own program of activities (for a set length of time) across the four sections as outlined below.