Year of Young People 2018


The year so far

Here are some of the ways in which SQA is supporting the Year of Young People (YoYP) 2018. The aim of YoYP 2018 is to empower Scotland's youth and to celebrate their successes. For more information, visit the YoYP 2018 website.

Get nominating for SQA Star Awards!

With 2018 being the Year of Young People, we've introduced a Young Person of the Year category. If you know someone up to age 26 who deserves to be recognised, nominate them by Friday 29 June!

SQA publishes Write Times 2

SQA has published a brand new collection of creative writing, produced by students from across Scotland.

Modern Apprenticeship Pathway scheme

Applications for SQA's Modern Apprenticeship Pathway scheme are now open.

SQA recognises Youth Worker achievements at YouthLink Scotland awards

SQA attended the event as sponsors of the ‘Skills for Life’ category.

SQA recognises rural apprentices at Lantra Scotland Awards

SQA celebrated the achievements of Scotland’s top trainees in the rural sector.

Forth Valley partnership sees pupils gain Police Studies qualification

School pupils are getting an early taste of life in the police thanks to a unique partnership

Impact Results Ltd. and Shelter Scotland: Apprenticeship Journeys

Jack Gibson took on a management role in Ayr's Shelter Scotland shop while completing a Modern Apprenticeship.

SQA supports Scottish Youth Parliament Awards

We helped recognise the achievements of inspiring Members of the SYP.

SilverNote Music project showcases students' creative flair

This innovative project at NESCol is allowing students to share their creative talents with the local community.

Celebrations at Learning Disability Awards

The awards recognised the achievements of people in Scotland with learning disabilities. SQA presented the Enterprise Award.

Funding Opportunity

A Year of Young People National Lottery Fund has been launched to encourage young people to lead active lives. Funding is available between £3,000 and £10,000 to heritage, community and sports projects that are run for and by young people aged eight to 26. There are two deadlines for applications. The first is 30 April 2018 and the second is 18 June 2018.