Silver Awards stretch students and enrich their studies. They require around 30 hours of project work and are typically completed by 14-to-16-year-olds.  Suitable coursework (e.g. GCSE Design and Technology) or other project work for work related learning, could be used to achieve CREST Silver Awards.

By working towards a CREST Silver Award, students begin to develop their own project idea – they are encouraged to lead it and use their teacher, club leader or supervisor as a sounding board for discussions. They are also expected to consider the broader impact of their project, demonstrate an innovative approach, and write a project report or portfolio of evidence to present to their CREST assessor.

CREST Silver can count towards a DofE Skills section and is also validated as 20hrs towards the Children's University Passport to Learning.

Participating in a link scheme – a partnership programme run by another organisation – can help young people achieve CREST Awards.  This list of programmes all link with CREST Silver.

Read more about how to support students through CREST Silver here.  

Find out how to introduce CREST Awards to your school or organisation today!