People can enrol and be supported with the award at a Gateway Award centre.
What are Gateway Award centres?
A Gateway Award centre is any organisation or setting where the award is running. Examples of award centres are schools, colleges, residential organisations, statutory and voluntary youth organisations, day services, resource centres and NHS settings.
The online Gateway Award is funded by the Health Lottery and is being tested by 20 pilot Gateway Active centres in the first year, from 2012-2013. If you are an existing centre or would like to become an award centre, but are not a pilot Gateway Active Centre, please email your questions or request for more information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who can take part?
Anyone of any age or ability can take part in the award. People decide their own goals and activities and work at their own pace with the level of support they require.
How do people enrol?
People can enrol via a centre. A centre can enrol individuals by submitting a participant information form. When all forms are submitted they will be assessed and an award will be made.
What training is available?
Once participants have enrolled at a centre they will be able to access e-training. Additional training can be purchased if a centre requires it.
What ongoing support is available?
Each centre will be able to contact Mencap for support and will also be able to contact other groups taking part in the award to share information and ideas.
A centre will be able to access more detailed information and resources for supporting participants to complete all the sections and levels of the award.
Duke of Edinburgh Award
Evidence from the Gateway Award can be used towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE). Participants will also need to complete any additional requirements.
If you would like any further information about how to get started please contact us.