Joint Award Initiative

In Northern Ireland The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has a Joint Agreement with Gaisce – The President’s Award which enables young people who complete the programme to have a choice of Award certification: a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Certificate, a Gaisce –The President’s Award certificate or an International Award Certificate.

When a participant has completed all sections of your programme they should let their Leader know which certificate they would like to receive.

If they choose a Gaisce – the President’s Award Certificate at Gold level they will also be offered the opportunity to attend a Gold Award Presentation Ceremony in Dublin Castle.

Joint Award Initiative Welcome Pack (NI only)

The Joint Award Initiative Welcome Pack (NI only) includes an Award Online account as well as information on completing a Bronze, Silver or Gold programme. The Welcome Pack also includes information on your choice of certification, Assessor Cards and a discount card.