Gateway Award

An activity award for people with a learning disability.


The Gateway Award is an activity award which people with a learning disability of any age or ability can take part in.

The award encourages people to gain new skills and experiences, become more independent, make friends, be active in the community and to have better health and wellbeing.

There are three levels of the award; bronze, silver and gold. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of each stage. At each level participants must complete five different activities.

Getting started

People can enrol and be supported with the award at a Gateway Award centre.

Gateway Award activities

Activities are based on people's individual abilities and needs, each participant will work with their supporter to decide on activities.

Supporting people to achieve the Gateway Award

Centres can support people who are working towards the Gateway Award.