Youth Scotland Hi5 Award at Home

Hi5 Award at Home
A great deal of our time has recently been focussed on the elderly, the vulnerable and those in need. However, you may have young people working in your group or know children would benefit from additional activities to keep them busy. The following information may be of use to you. Further information on funding and support can be obtained by contacting Caroline Davis at

Youth Scotland have created a toolkit full of great ideas for completing a Hi5 Award at home – especially handy during lockdown! The Hi5 Award is an exciting award for young people age 5+ that records and recognises wider achievement.This can be ordered for free, alongside the challenge sheets which cost £6 each. This will come with a guide for completing the awards, and submitting them to get certificates. Youth clubs that are Youth Scotland member groups can claim 10 challenge sheets for free as part of their membership package.

the toolkit is available here

register for Hi5 and purchase challenge sheets here

The Hi5 Award is an exciting award for young people age 5+ that records and recognises wider achievement.
The Hi5 Award has been credit rated and levelled by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).
To gain a Hi5 Award, young people choose a challenge, complete a minimum of 5 hours of activity, think about and comment on their achievements and gather evidence of their participation.
They will receive a certificate showing their name, challenge and special achievements. The certificate will also show the SCQF level and credit points.
Youth Scotland’s Hi5 Award provides a simple framework to support quality work with young people. They offer recognition and accreditation for young peoples’ achievements and are easy to use and incorporate into existing or planned activities.

Key features of the Hi5 Award

  • Are for young people age 5+
  • Have a minimum of 5 hours of activity
  • Have 3 levels (star rating) based on the young person’s cumulative hours
  • Can be incorporated into existing or planned activities
  • Can be used in a range of settings
  • Are inclusive and suitable for young people with a range of interests and abilities
  • Are credit rated on the SCQF where they sit at level 2
  • Help to evidence youth work outcomes
  • Support the aims, values, purpose and implementation of Curriculum for Excellence