FAQ 6 - Are there any deadlines for CREST?
No – there are no deadlines or time limits for CREST.
Please note that UK certificate delivery takes 2-4 weeks once payment has been received. International orders may take longer.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
FAQ 1 - How do I get started with the CREST awards?
Choose a CREST Award level The first thing you need to do, when starting your CREST Award, is choose an award level. There are six CREST award levels: Star, Superstar, Discovery, Bronze, Silver and Gold. The amount and complexity of the work needed ...
Royal Mail strikes and your CREST certificate orders
Further postal strikes are planned until early December 2022 which will regrettably affect the delivery of CREST Award certificate orders. Currently, the typical UK certificate delivery is taking between five to six weeks, rather than three to four ...