The Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award, bringing together practical experiences and life skills to equip young people for life. Since it was founded in 1956 by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh (husband to Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom), over eight million young people have participated in the Award in over 140 countries and territories. Schools, colleges, universities, employers, social clubs, youth organisations such as the Scouts, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides, young offenders’ institutions, religious organisations, sports clubs and more all run the Award. One Step Further is proud to offer the Award to young people aged 14 to 24 in Cyprus. Our Award Coordinator is Marios Hadjipetris.

What is involved?

The Award is voluntary, non-competitive, enjoyable and balanced, and requires effort over time. There are three levels to the Award: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Young people design their own Award programme, set their own goals and record their own progress. They choose a Service, Physical Recreation, Skills activity, go on an Adventurous Journey and, to achieve a Gold Award, take part in a residential project. The only person they compete against is themselves, by challenging their own beliefs about what they can achieve.

How to earn the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Cyprus

Register for International Award

Minimum age 14 years old

Minimum age 15 years old

Minimum age 16 years old

Our Team

Marios Hadjipetris

Award Coordinator
Trainer for trainers / Award Leader / Adventurous Journey / Supervisor & Assessor

Louisa Kyriakidou

Award Leader

Ivan Sorkin

Award Leader
Adventurous Journey / Supervisor & Assessor

Anna Christodoulidou

Award Leader

Alexandros Xanthopoulos

Award Leader

Further information

More information on The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award can be found at You can also connect with the Award on FacebookTwitter and on YouTube.

For information about the Award in One Step Further, please contact:

Marios Hadjipetris, Managing director
Phone: +357 22311012