This area will highlight potential routes and resources for accrediting senior mentors delivering the MVP programme.
  1.  A general mentor log created by MVP practitioners to aid mentors in documenting their experiences and outcomes.

Mentor Log

2.  An award booklet created by practitioners for mentors undertaking the SQA Leadership Award Level 5

MVP Leadership Award Level 5 Logbook sample

3.  An award booklet created by practitioners for mentors undertaking the SQA Leadership Award Level 6

MVP Leadership Award Level 6 Logbook sample

4.  Case studies of awards used by schools

Awards Case Studies

5.  Presentation from Education Scotland staff detailing potential awards and levels

Awards network presentation

6.  Potential awards to consider

 Amazing Things – Guide to youth awards in  Scotland

Leadership Awards
(SCQF Levels 5 and 6)
Building confidence and self-esteem, Leadership Awards develop the skills, styles and qualities essential for successfully leading activities. Endorsed by the Chartered Management Institute, the Awards also stress the importance to the leadership role of respecting differing cultures and beliefs.

Personal Achievement Awards
(SCQF Levels 1 and 2)
SQA’s Personal Achievement Awards recognise small but significant successes in a variety of areas. These Awards are ideal for learners with special educational needs, and for organisations working with learners who build up achievements in small steps. The themes of Developing Independence and Taking Part in the Community help develop confidence, independence and communication skills.

Personal Development Awards
(SCQF Levels 2 – 6)
Personal Development Awards focus on developing personal skills and abilities as well as increasing knowledge of self through experiential learning. The Awards can help build self-confidence and resilience, with learners encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning. Through involvement in personal, group and vocational projects, learners can develop valuable interpersonal and task management skills, practical abilities and self-awareness.

Volunteering Skills Awards
(SCQF Levels 3 – 5)
Through participation in volunteering activities, learners develop skills and personal development experience — ideal preparation for further education and employment. Encouraging responsibility, the Awards focus on the context of volunteering and see learners planning a volunteering placement, reviewing and reflecting on
their skills and volunteering experience, and completing an investigative project.

Wellbeing Awards
(SCQF Levels 3 – 5)
The aim of the Wellbeing Awards is to help learners explore factors that influence well-being and encourage them to undertake activities to improve it. These Awards take a holistic view of
well-being and provide learners with an opportunity to look at different ideas of health and well-being at a personal, community, societal or global level.

The Mentoring Award SCQF level 4 has been designed to recognise the knowledge and skills developed by mentors when taking part in organised mentoring programmes.

The Pope Benedict XVI CARITAS AWARD encourages and promotes the ongoing faith journey of young people. It recognises that some are already active and committed within their homes, schools, parishes and dioceses and it invites others to respond to God’s call of love. It supports and celebrates the faith witness which young people give within their communities.

DofE is an external award that MVP can be used to support the volunteering aspect of the award.

Diana Award Throughout all of our programmes and initiatives ‘change’ for and by young people is central. Our Anti-Bullying work encourages change in attitudes and behaviours for young people by young people, our Mentoring schemes guide change for some of the UK’s most vulnerable young people and our flagship Award programme recognises the young people driving selfless change across the world

The Youth Achievement Awards are individual learning awards that provide a framework to support quality work with young people aged 14+. They offer formal recognition and accreditation for young peoples’ achievements

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