The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is an exciting self-development programme available to all young people aged 14-25 whose concept is one of individual challenge designed to encourage young people to develop into responsible, active citizens who will positively contribute towards society. It presents a balanced, non-competitive and enjoyable programme of voluntary activities which encourage personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, responsibility and service to the community.
The Award covers four areas of study: Service, Adventurous Journey, Skills and Physical Recreation at three different levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold. BIS awards all levels with overseeing all awards from the International Secretariat in London. Students are encouraged to enrol for this award at all levels.
The BIS is a part of the Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA). The aim of this award is to inspire students and adults to develop digital, enterprise and employability skills.
The iDEA aspires to be the digital and enterprise equivalent of The Duke of Edinburgh International Award.