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CREST Bronze

Bronze Awards focus on fun and transferable skills. They require around 10 hours of work on one project, and are typically completed by 11-to-14-year-olds.

CREST Bronze allows students to experience the project process; improving their enquiry, problem solving and communication skills.

What you need to do


  • Complete the CREST registration form and send it to your local coordinator to enter your students for the Award
  • Work with your students to choose a project. This could be their own idea, or it could use a project resource from us or our partners. It could link to other work they are doing in school.
  • Support your students through their projects and be a sounding board for discussions
  • Assess your students’ work when the project is complete, with the help of another teacher if required

Download our teacher guide for CREST Bronze to find out more.

What your students need to do


  • Develop a project using their own ideas, taking decisions about how to progress through it
  • Complete a minimum of 10 hours of project work
  • Write about their findings and evaluate their project in their profile form or workbook

Cost per student

£5 for British schools; £10 for international schools.

In Wales, the entry fees are paid by the Welsh government, so all CREST Awards are free to Welsh schools.
Yng Nghymru, mae’r ffi mynediad Gwobr CREST cyfan yn cael ei dalu gan Lywodraeth Cymru.

Your local coordinator will send you an invoice for the registration fee.


You can assess your students’ Bronze Awards yourself, once they have completed their project work and filled in their Discovery passports. Alternatively, you can ask another educator or colleague to do the assessment.

Any questions?

Visit the help centre, or contact your local coordinator.

thumb_03_60_60Chris Conheeny

Tapton School

My Stem Club were assessed for their Bronze Award and had so much pride when they got it! The assessor was impressed at the skills they had learned in communication and facing challenges. The whole experience is so valuable!

thumb_03_60_60CREST teacher

It’s helped the self-esteem for some low achievers for whom it is their major achievement in school.