Stirling Dynamic Youth Award

The Dynamic Youth Award will be valid like this until August 2020 then it will be reviewed.

The Dynamic Youth Award (DYA) is a nationally recognised award for young people age 10yrs+, which uses a youth work approach, which provides a means of recording and evidencing wider achievement.  


To complete a DYA the young people: 


1.  Set a challenge which will take at least 5 hours to complete, this challenge should be challenging but achievable.  


2.  Show their plan to a ‘peer’, this could be a brother, sister, friend and ask them to assess it. 


3.  Do the Challenge and record it as you go along (take pictures, keep a note of the time, record your learning). 


4.  Review you’re your Challenge by following the guidance.


5.  Peer Assessment – show your Challenge to your Peer for a final review. 


6.  Submit to the Youth Participation Team at or complete the online form below.



Dynamic Youth Awards have five levels of commitment: 

·         One star: 5 to 15 hours 

·         Two stars: 16 to 30 hours 

·         Three stars: 31 to 100 hours 

·         Four stars: 101 to 250 hours 

·         Five stars: 251 hours + 



During this time, we are piloting young people working towards their DYA from home, with support available from our Youth Workers. 


Getting started - you can work towards your DYA in two different ways, chose the option that best suits yourself: 


1. Online Form

2. Download a Printable PDF and email to 



If there is anything we can do to help, please contact us on:  



Twitter: @stir_spyp 

Instagram: stirlingyouth 


Feel free to ask any parents or guardians for help with filling in this form.  


This Award is a Youth Scotland award. The Youth Participation Team have the license to deliver these awards in Stirling only. Please only participate if you live, go to school, or work/volunteer in the Stirling Council area. Your information will be held in according with the Stirling Council Data Protection Policy, for more information see 


DYA Guidelines

Challenge Sheet Printable Version

Challenge Sheet Editable Version 

Challenge Sheet Evidence & Review Checklist

Planning Activities 

Planning Challenge Targets

Recording Information

Recording Reviewing Activities 1

Recording Reviewing Activities 2

Recording Time

Reviewing Challenge Targets

Reviewing Training 

Witness Observations