FAQ 5 - Do I need to complete CREST as part of a school?
No – CREST is easy to run, and you can adapt the framework for nearly any settings. CREST Awards is often run by schools, youth groups, STEM clubs and home educators. CREST Awards have successfully been run in the following settings:
- Museums and libraries
- Work experience placements, internships and apprenticeships
- Business and Universities outreach days
- Uniform groups (cadets, brownies etc.)
- Saturday clubs
- Home education
- Pupil referral units
- SEN school
CREST is run in the UK and internationally.
At home: Can my child still get a CREST award if they're going back to school?
If your child has started a CREST project or completed some CREST Star or SuperStar activities but have now returned to school, there are different options for ensuring they get their CREST Award. Continue CREST at school Tell your child's teacher ...
Using CREST for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
You can do project work in science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) and count it towards your DofE Skills section through the CREST Awards scheme. Lots of people think of ‘skills’ as being related to art, music or drama, but we know that ...
Enter an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) for a CREST Award
If your students are working towards an Extended Project Qualification in an area related to science, technology, engineering or maths, they can gain extra recognition for their work by entering your project for a CREST Gold Award. There’s a lot of ...
The CREST guiding principles
The below principles are the overall ideas that govern how the CREST Awards work. They are different to the CREST criteria, although the criteria are based around these. Real-world context CREST projects and activities have a clear real-world ...
Grants and funding to run CREST
CREST Grants If registration and support costs are a barrier to running CREST, grants of up to £300 (plus voucher codes to cover the cost of CREST Award fees) are available to support and enable schools and organisations to run CREST Awards with ...