In the process of supporting young people in youth-led research, it is important to recognise their achievements. One way this can happen is through providing young people with an opportunity to work towards an SCQF level 5 qualification named the Participative Democracy Certificate. This provides recognition for the work they are already doing as part of the youth-led research project.

For information about the different types of accreditation opportunities available for young people taking part in research take a look at: 

  • Participative Democracy Certificate - acknowledges and develops communication, decision-making and negotiation skills in the context of democratic engagement.
  • The Saltire Awards - celebrating and recognising the volunteering achievements of young people in Scotland.
  • Dynamic Youth Awards - a fun and engaging way to recognise and accredit young people’s achievements, they are externally quality assured by the Scottish Qualifications Authority.
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