Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award


Founded by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and Kurt Hahn in 1956, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award equips young people for life and work. It is the world’s leading youth achievement award. In 2013 more than one million young people around the world took part in the Award, in over 140 countries and territories.

The Award consists of three levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold. To achieve each Award, participants must complete four sections – Service, Skill, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey. Participants must also complete a Residential Project at the Gold level.

To find out more about the Award, please visit their official website  & official GAC- The Award website for detailed information.

ITAPs Licensing

GAC is proud to be the first organisation in Asia awarded with the International Trained Activity Providers (ITAPs) license. This license allows us to deliver the Adventurous Journey and Residential Project sections of the Award. The license also reflects our continued efforts on maintaining quality and safety standards in our programs as required by The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation.

Below is the list of schools that we work with.

  1. Epsom Collage of Malaysia (Bronze & Silver)

  2. International School of Kuala Lumpur (Bronze, Residential Trip)

  3. KDU Smart School (Bronze & Silver)

  4. Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar (Bronze & Silver)

  5. Nexus International School (Silver & Gold)

  6. Sri KDU International School (Bronze & Silver)

  7. Tenby Eco City International School (Bronze & Silver)

  8. The Alice Smith School of Kuala Lumpur (Bronze, Silver & Gold)

  9. The British School of Kuala Lumpur(Bronze & Silver & Gold)

  10. Tunku Putra School (Bronze, Silver)

  11. Prince of Wales Island International School, Penang (Gold, Bronze)

  12. HELP International School, Selangor (Silver)

  13. Straits International School, Penang (Silver, Residential Trip)

Schools outside Malaysia:

  1. Bangkok Patana Thailand. (Silver & Gold)

  2. British School of Guangzhou, China. (Residential Project)




Adventurous Journey
(Expedition, Exploration & Others Adventurous Journey)

As per the requirements of the Award, the Adventurous Journey section comprises of four elements:

  1. 1-Skills training

  2. 2-Practice expedition

  3. 3-Qualifying expedition

  4. 4-Presentation/Reports

How We Can Help

GAC can deliver the complete programme at Bronze, Silver and Gold level, from pre-training, practice AJ through to qualifying Adventurous Journey (AJ) and presentation. However, many IACs do some of the work and only require us to take on areas they find difficult to deliver.

Here are three ways in which we can help you:

  1. 1GAC conduct the full program, from training all the way through to the qualifying Adventurous Journey.

  2. 2IACs conduct your own skills based training with the students, or GAC can handle for IACs and handover the Adventurous Journey (AJ) to GAC. We will take care of all logistics including campsite bookings, permission & permit, route-planning, risk assessment & management, safety first aid standby,equipments, expedition staffing, and all communications with IACs.

  3. 3IACs conduct your own trainings and organize your own expeditions. GAC will assist IACs by providing the logistics support such as first aid standby & risk assessment & management.


Planning, Administrative, Organizing, Implementation, Training & Assessment of all Award for IACs and each and every participants:-

  1. -Organizing and establish a team, supervise and coordinate

  2. -Prepare Risk Assessment and Safety Emergency Procedure

  3. -Provide Public Liability and Emergency Insurance for participants

  4. -Identify / Design suitable projects and activities for participants

  5. -Oversea completion of project and activities for participatns

  6. -Manage safety and security of participants

  7. -Provide guidance, mentoring, coaching and advice

  8. -Facilitate participants self-learning and self-discovery

  9. -Train participants in specific technical skills as required

  10. -Ensure participants fulfillment of The Award requirements

  11. -Provide participants with relevant resources and materials.

Skills Training

GAC can assist you with conducting a full training course, or simply cover the gaps that you require help with.

In-house Training (at your IACs centre)
We can run an intensive 8-10 weeks of training on your premises. During this time we will cover all aspects of the syllabus. Each visit will take about 2-3 hours per week.

Residential-based Training

We can combine all training syllabus and conduct it as a residential-based program. The training session itself will run for 1 to 2 days. The group will then set out on their practice AJ the following morning.

For some groups that we have not previously worked with, we will need to have a half day training before we start the AJ to assess their competence.

Adventurous Journey  (Practice & Qualifying)

During Adventurous Journey, we will provide supervision in identifying areas of potential risk & physical danger and complex navigation in remote areas. For AJ -Expedition in Malaysia’s tropical jungles, we usually recommend and adopt the Direct level of supervision.