Skills Section

The aim of the Skills Section is to encourage the development of personal interests and practical skills of a non-physical nature.


Participants work on a Skill of their choice for the following times, showing regular commitment for a minimum of an hour per week carried out in their leisure time.

Bronze the choice is for a minimum of 3 months or 6 months.

Silver must be completed for a minimum of 6 months.

Gold must be completed for a minimum of 12 months (18 months if you are a Direct Entrant)..

The participant must show individual progress and sustained interest over the time required.This should lead to a deeper knowledge of the subject and the attainment of a reasonable degree of skill, based on the participant's capabilities.

There are many different types of activities you could do for your Skill that fall roughly into the following categories:

The Arts


Collections, studies and surveys



Recreation Skills



Life Skills

Workshop Crafts

Please note that you cannot use any physical activities for your skill as they come under the Physical Recreation Section.

Listed below are some of the Skills programmes you can choose from.
Remember that these are guides only - they are not a rigid syllabus but are a good guideline to show your assessor.



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