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.