Worcestershire County Council's Duke of Edinburgh Award team has had a glowing licence review from the national DofE's governing body.
The team has worked hard towards improving participation across the county as well as award completion rates.
Worcestershire is considered as one of the highest performing licensed operating authorities in the country with over 2500 new enrolments last year.
The award completion rate for the county is 57 per cent which is a 50 per cent increase over the last four years. This rate is also above the national expectation rate of 50 per cent and current national average of 45 per cent.
Jules Isaacs-Garfield, DofE worker, said: "It's great to get such positive feedback from the governing body on our team. The DofE scheme is great as it enriches the lives of the young people that get involved and introduces them to things they may not have experienced before, and that reflects very positively back on us and our work."
DofE is a charity which gives young people aged 14-24 the chance to develop skills for life and work. For further information visit http://www.dofe.org/