AQ Gold

Gold, is an advanced stage which aims to improve and develop what you have already achieved in the first two levels. Achieving the Gold level will highlight that young people are an important part of your organisation and should be encouraged to take part in and influence future developments and changes within your organisation. Gold will emphasise that your organisation is a centre of excellence, providing the best service possible for young people.  Evidence is collected in an electronic format on a USB memory stick.


Sections covered in the Gold award are; Focus on Young People, Outcomes for Young People, Diversity, Equality & Inclusion, Staff & Volunteers, Premises & Resources - Safety for All, Leadership & Management, Partnerships - Working with Others, New Ideas & Improvements. There are between 5 and 10 standards within each section of this award, which require evidence of your practice.