Talent 2030

How to get a CREST Award

Step 1: Choose a Project idea

You will need to have a specific idea of how you are going to tackle the question: “How can engineers solve the challenges of the 21st century?”

Step 2: Getting Started

  1. You or your teacher, need to contact your CREST Local Coordinator at the start of your project by going to http://www.crestawards.org/run-crest-awards/choosing-an-award-level/ 
  2. Based on your project title, age and how long you are spending on your project, the Local Coordinator will provide you with guidance on what level of award is suitable for you. For details on Bronze, Silver and Gold awards click here
  3. They will also help you through the simple registration process
  4. Once you have registered you will be provided with a student profile form & guide. You will need to fill this out as you do your project work and it will guide you through what you need to cover in your project to qualify for the award. (Note: The process is similar to the Competition Guidelines but not identical. In particular you may need to consider how you are going to communicate and reflect on your project in order to meet the CREST requirements, as these are more demanding than  the Competition guidelines)

If you would like someone to support your project, contact your local STEMNET office to see if a STEM ambassador is available: http://www.stemnet.org.uk/content/stem-ambassadors

Step 3: Assessment

Successful students will receive a personalised CREST certificate after their project is assessed.  To read more about the CREST assessment process, click here

  • Bronze CREST Awards are assessed internally by another teacher or leader from the school
  • Silver and Gold CREST Awards are assessed externally, this will be arranged by your CREST Local Coordinator

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