CREST is a UK award scheme recognising success,building skills and demonstrating personal achievement in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) project work.
UCAS endorse CREST Awards for inclusion in students’ personal statements – they’re well regarded, high-quality and a tangible recognition of success.
Last year alone, over 30,000 CREST Awards were undertaken – giving 11-19yr olds opportunities to explore real-world projects in an exciting way.
CREST Awards are supported by:
Additionally CREST Awards are supported by the Welsh Government and the Department for Education.
CREST can link into work experience placements, after-schools clubs or numerous linked schemes. Students can investigate or design and make, research a subject, or design a science communication project. This section describes what makes CREST so special and explains how you can get involved.
There are four different levels of CREST Award: Discovery, Bronze, Silver and Gold. For a detailed overview of what's needed at each level see the CREST Award Levels  page.
If you are keen to get started then please go to the Local CREST Coordinator pages  to find the contact details for CREST representatives in your area.
Being a flagship scheme for STEM project work with young people, we work closely with a large number of partners and accredited schemes  so if you are not sure where to start, some of the existing links and project frameworks may provide a helping hand.