FAQ 7 - Will a CREST award help me with my UCAS application?
Yes – the CREST Awards are well-regarded by UCAS and are recognised as a high-quality and tangible source of skills and knowledge.
When applying for university or for an apprenticeship, you can stand out from the crowd by writing about your CREST Award in your personal statement. CREST Awards are highly regarded by admissions officers and employers as having a CREST Award demonstrates an understanding of the scientific method. Also, having a CREST Awards shows that you possess useful skills, such as problem solving, creating thinking, decision making and project management.
Using CREST for university or job applications
When you’re applying for university, for an apprenticeship or for a job, you can use CREST to enhance your application. The CREST awards are a well-regarded, high-quality and a tangible recognition of success. Talking about the skills and experiences ...
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 ...
How can I get a mentor for my CREST Award?
We encourage students to access support from a mentor who works in a STEM field related to their CREST project topic. Mentors can play an important role in CREST projects by offering their experience, knowledge and enthusiasm to help inspire ...
CREST Getting Started Guides
Attached to this help article you will find guides that can help you get started with CREST if you are new to the process. They outline the requirements, the process and some example resources, all to get you started on your CREST journey! There are ...
How do I change the Award level of a project?
If your students have done more or less work than you anticipated on their project, you may wish to enter them for a higher or lower Award level. If you have already created the project online yourself, contact CREST Support to change the Award ...