Real world results
Students who participate in CREST achieve higher grades and are more likely to study STEM subjects at AS level.The benefits are magnified for disadvantaged students.
Half a grade improvement from students who successfully complete a Silver CREST Award or higher.
Two thirds of a grade improvement from Free School Meal (FSM) eligible students who successfully complete a Silver CREST Award or higher.
21% average increase in likelihood of studying STEM subjects at AS level for students who successfully complete Silver CREST Award.
38% average increase in likelihood of studying STEM subjects at AS level for Free School Meal (FSM) eligible students who successfully complete Silver CREST Award.
Compatible with other schemes
CREST can be used in conjunction with other activities and schemes, including the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Extended Project Qualifications (EPQs) and the Children’s University Passport to Learning. Details on how to use CREST with these and other schemes is available on our Help Centre.
Recognised and respected
CREST is respected by universities and employers and enhances students’ UCAS personal statements.
Awards start from just £1 per student
The CREST Awards scheme is Government subsidised in the UK, but we charge a small per-student cost to cover management and administration. Fees start at £1 for CREST Star through to £20 for CREST Gold Awards (which require external assessment). Where cost is a barrier to entry, funding may be available.
Students set the agenda
CREST is available to anyone aged 5–19, regardless of ability. Participants choose topics they’re passionate about and set their own rate of progress.
Supported by 1500 expert volunteers
We provide a range of activities and ideas to help inspire young people, as well as useful guides for those facilitating the challenges. Visit our online library to see the full range of resources.
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It’s easy: choose an award level and start running CREST today!
The CREST Awards Help Centre has detailed information on every aspect of creating and managing CREST Awards.