What is the Gateway Award?

The Gateway Award is an activity based award for people of all ages and ability.

Take a look at what people think about the Gateway Award

The Gateway Award is all about experiencing new things, gaining confidence, improving health and wellbeing, meeting new people and having fun.

Watch our video to hear what people think.

The Gateway Award lets you choose what you do and when you do it

People taking part in the award set their own challenges to achieve personal goals and progress to complete the award at their own pace.

How to complete the Gateway Award

There are three levels to the award; Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each level has five different sections to complete:

  • Hobbies
  • Fitness
  • Volunteering
  • Lifestyle
  • The Gateway Challenge

Participants receive a certificate and a medal when they complete each level.

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Frequently asked questions (FAQ's)

Reviews about the Gateway Award

"The Gateway Award has given our students the opportunity to participate in new work experiences and new adventures, and to feel a sense of pride in all that they have achieved."

- Ian Challis, Lexden Spring School


"My life has changed because I signed up to do the Gateway Award. I have a volunteer placement in a café, and have completed an English, Maths and computer course. I now have reasons to get up in the morning and lots of things to talk about with my family. I feel happy now and part of something:

Mark from Wirral Mencap

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Need more information about the Gateway Award?

If you would like to find out more, please phone 0207 696 6960 or register your interest today.

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