A world wide Accredited Learning Programme for young people of all ages and abilities. JASS recognises wider achievement and supports the transition between primary and secondary education.
Every young person in Edinburgh and the Lothians will have the opportunity to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) and Junior Award Scheme for Schools (JASS) achievement awards.
To work in partnership with Operating Authorities and Local Organisations throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians to complement and support delivery of the DofE and JASS, as well as targeting resources to ensure that both Awards are ‘Open to All’.
Supporting disadvantaged young people to achieve DofE and JASS
Launched in 2006, this project works in partnership with NHS Lothian's Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). Delivered using community-based mentoring, we support young people with experience of mental health difficulties to participate in the DofE.
Working with local Youth centres, school Additional Support Needs units and our own Open DofE Group, we aim to increase opportunities for disadvantaged young people to participate in the DofE, reducing social and increasing access to education and training opportunities.
We are delivering DofE and JASS to hard-to-reach learners and Enhanced Complex Needs Units in a number of High Schools in the Lothians, partly funded through the Pupil Equity Fund.
We offer high-quality, team-focused, inclusive expeditions for young people in Edinburgh and the Lothians who have missed a DofE expedition or wouldn't otherwise be able to complete expeditions.
We offer a wide range of training courses to ensure to those involved in delivering DofE, JASS and Outdoor Learning.
This includes the Lowland Leader Award and DofE Modular Training Framework courses.
Based in Slateford, Edinburgh, our outdoor equipment rental service ensures that young people, schools and families can take part in walking, camping and expeditions irrespective of their background.
We're seeking adults with a wide range of skills to assist with leading Duke of Edinburgh's Award Groups and Expeditions, to help in our Kit Store and other opportunities. You'll benefit from a wide range of training opportunities, a supportive network and discounts on outdoor kit.