Categories and Judging Criteria

Here you will find details of each award and the associated judging criteria.

 

Sweet* Learner of the Year

The Learner can demonstrate:

 

  • that they have developed important life skills as a result of completing Sweet*, and can show how this has positively impacted on them and their future;
     

  • that they have developed important employability skills as a result of completing Sweet*, and can show how this has had a positive impact on them and their future; and
     

  • that they have developed their own well-being as a result of completing Sweet*, and can show how this has had a positive impact on them and their future.

Judging Criteria

 

Identify the life skills the learner has developed through the completion of Sweet*. Describe the impact these have had and/or are likely to have on them and their future.

 

Identify the employability skills the learner has developed through the completion of Sweet*. Describe the impact these have had and/or are likely to have on the learner and their future.

 

Identify how the learner’s well-being has improved as a result of completing Sweet*. Describe the impact this has had and/or is likely to have on the learner and their future.

Llwyddo* Learner of the Year

 
The Learner can demonstrate:

  • that they have developed important life skills as a result of completing Llwyddo*, and can show how this has positively impacted on them and their future;
     

  • that they have developed important employability skills as a result of completing Llwyddo*, and can show how this has had a positive impact on them and their future; and
     

  • that they have developed their own well-being as a result of completing Llwyddo*, and can show how this has had a positive impact on them and their future.

Judging Criteria

 

Identify the life skills the learner has developed through the completion of Llwyddo*. Describe the impact these have had and/or are likely to have on them and their future.

 

Identify the employability skills the learner has developed through the completion of Llwyddo*. Describe the impact these have had and/or are likely to have on the learner and their future.

 

Identify how the learner’s well-being has improved as a result of completing Llwyddo*. Describe the impact this has had and/or is likely to have on the learner and their future.

Exceptional Progress Award

 
The Learner can demonstrate:

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  • they have made exceptional progress in developing the employability skills necessary for them to be successful employees in the future;




     

  • they have made exceptional progress in developing the personal, social and life skills necessary for them to become active and engaged citizens in the future; and







     

  • they have made exceptional progress in their engagement with learning and/or extra-curricular activities both inside and/or outside their school or education setting.

Judging Criteria

 

Identify the employability skills the learner has developed through the completion of Sweet*.

Describe why these skills are attractive to employers.

Describe how these skills are likely to support the learner to obtain employment in the future.

Explain how these skills will help to make the learner a successful employee.

 

Identify the personal and social skills the learner has developed.

Explain how these skills have helped the learner to develop relationships with friends, family, colleagues, teachers and/or peers.

Identify the life skills the learner has developed.

Explain how these skills will help the learner to become an active citizen, for example through understanding and participating in the voting process, or volunteering within the community.

 

Explain how the Sweet* Programme has supported the learner to become more engaged in their own learning.

Explain how the Sweet* Programme has supported the learner to become more engaged with extra-curricular activities (both inside and outside of the educational setting).

Wellbeing Champion Award

 
The Learner can demonstrate:

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  • they have a sound understanding of how to maintain their own physical health, including the importance of diet, exercise and avoiding high risk behaviours, and can demonstrate how Sweet* has supported them to develop this understanding;
     

  • they have a sound understanding of how to maintain their own mental health and wellbeing and can demonstrate how Sweet* has supported them to develop their confidence and self-esteem; and


     

  • they have developed the communication skills necessary to help form positive relationships with a range of people, including those from different backgrounds.

Judging Criteria

 

Outline what the learner has learnt about physical health through the completion of Sweet*.

Describe the changes the learner has made to their own lifestyle as a result.
 

 

Outline what the learner has learnt about mental health and wellbeing through the completion of Sweet*.

Describe the changes the learner has made to their own lifestyle as a result.
Explain the improvements seen in the learner’s self-esteem and confidence since starting the Sweet* programme of study.

 

Describe the communication skills the learner has developed through completing Sweet*.

Explain the impact these communication skills have had on the learner’s relationships with friends, family, colleagues, teachers and/or peers.

 

Most Creative Student Award

The Learner can demonstrate:

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  • they have developed a range of life-skills and employability-skills as a result of completing Sweet*;

     

  • they are able to identify the benefits of completing the Sweet* Programme; and

     

  • they are able to display this information in an attractive and eye-catching way.

Judging Criteria

 

Outline the life and employability skills that are developed through completing Sweet*.

 

Identify the benefits of completing Sweet* on the learner’s personal life.

Identify the benefits of completing Sweet* on the learner’s professional life (education or work).

 

Entries to be presented in and interesting and eye-catching way, either as a poster, leaflet, video or similar.
Appropriate use of colours, pictures and logos to be included in the submission, reflecting the Sweet* brand.

Images and diagrams to be annotated to explain why they have been chosen.

Appropriate use of headings and sub-headings to ensure the submission is attractive to look at and the information is easy to find.

 

Achievement of Excellence Award

The Learner can demonstrate:

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  • they have developed a range of life-skills as a result of completing Sweet* and can describe how these have supported them to achieve in other areas of their life;

     

  • they have developed a range of employability-skills as a result of completing Sweet* and can describe how these have supported them to achieve in other areas of their life; and

     

  • they have developed a range of social skills as a result of completing Sweet* and can describe how these have supported them to achieve in other areas of their life.

Judging Criteria

 

Identify the life skills the learner has developed through completing Sweet*

Explain how these life skills have enabled the learner to achieve something they wouldn’t have been able to before.

 

Identify the employability skills the learner has developed through completing Sweet*.

Explain how these employability skills have enabled the learner to achieve something they wouldn’t have been able to before.

 

Identify the social skills they have developed through completing Sweet*.

Explain how these social skills have enabled the learner to achieve something they wouldn’t have been able to before.

 

Outstanding Assessor Award

The Assessor can demonstrate:

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  • they have supported learners to develop important life, employability and social skills by delivering the Sweet* Programme in a way that is interesting and engaging for all learners;


     

  • they have engaged with the additional support materials provided by Sweet*, or produced their own delivery materials to ensure the course is engaging and accessible for all learners; and



     

  • they have spoken passionately about Sweet* to both learners and colleagues to encourage engagement in the Programme in order to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Judging Criteria

 

Explain how the Assessor has or is delivering the Sweet* Programme so that is interesting and engaging for all learners.

Evaluate the skills the learners have developed, taking in to consideration the skills mostly developed, and those which could still be developed.

 

Describe details of any adaptations the Assessor has made to the resource to ensure the activities were accessible for all learners.

Outline the additional materials the Assessor has used to support delivery (either those provided by Sweet*, or those created separately) and explain how these have had a positive impact on the delivery of the Programme.

 

Describe how the Assessor has raised the profile of Sweet* within the centre (for example, through running community or enterprise activities).

Explain how the Assessor has engaged learners and other staff members in the Sweet* Programme.

 

Outstanding Centre Award

The Centre can demonstrate:

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  • they have allocated sufficient time to completing the Programme and ensured that assessors are motivated and equipped with the skills, knowledge and materials needed to deliver the Programme successfully;


     

  • they have provided a holistic experience to learners and have allowed and encouraged learners to attend talks from outside agencies, or facilitated these within the centre; and
     

  • they have engaged with the Sweet* Team by providing feedback on the delivery of the Programme to support the process of making continual improvements. They may have attended or supported Sweet* Teach Meets or networked with other centres, for example.

Judging Criteria

 

Explain how the best model for running the Sweet* Programme was decided for your centre.

Explain how the most appropriate staff for delivering the Programme or aspects of the Programme was decided.

Evaluate the success of the model used to deliver the Sweet* Programme.

 

Describe how learners have been encouraged to take part in additional talks, tasks or extra-curricular activities to enhance their learning journey.

Explain the impact this has had on the learners’ experiences.

 

Outline how the centre has engaged with the Sweet* Team to enhance the delivery experience (for example, by seeking support, attending events or networking with other delivery centres).

 

Explain the impact this had on the centre’s delivery experience.

 

Outline how the centre has engaged with the Sweet* Team to help make improvements to the Programme in the future (e.g. through providing feedback and suggestions on areas for improvement).

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