The International Award is an exciting self-development programme available to all young people between the ages of 14 and 25. It aims to equip them with life skills to make a difference to themselves, their communities and the world. The Award Scheme is highly regarded by Universities and Industries World wide.

The International Award for Young People was launched in the UK in 1956 under the name of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award; the Award has now spread to 126 countries.
 
There are three levels and four sections in the Award Programme.
 
The Bronze Award is for people over the age of 14 and is to be completed in a minimum of 6 months. 
The Silver Award is for people over the age of 15 and the minimum amount of participation is 12 months.
The Gold Award is for people over the age of 16 and is to be completed over a minimum period of 18 months.
 
In order to gain an Award, participants must complete four different sections. They are Service, the Adventurous Journey, Skills and Physical Recreation. At the Gold Level, participants are also required to commit and complete a Residential Project (living and working with others who are not their everyday companions, completing a project over 5 consecutive days).
 
This year we have re established the International Award here at KICS and currently have 7 students completing their Bronze Award.
 
We look forward to guiding and supporting these students on this self development programme.