The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award equips young people for life and work. It is the world's leading youth achievement award. The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation drives and supports the Award's growth. Working through our network of Award Operators in more than 140 countries and territories, we are creating new ways and places for young people to do the Award, using innovative online tools. We lead the Award's entry into new countries, ensuring consistency around the world.
We have FOBISIA Member Schools who are licenced as Independent Award Centres (IACs). IACs are organisations licenced to operate the Award exclusively to their students or members, where no National Award Operator exists or where a National Award Operator exists but there are difficulties in supporting delivery due to certain circumstances, such as the Award being delivered only in the native language of the country.