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What is CREST?

CREST is a scheme that inspires young people to think and behave like scientists and engineers.

Why do a CREST Award?

CREST helps young people become independent and reflective learners through enquiry-based project work.

Which Level?

There are six CREST Award levels. To choose the right one, consider the age and ability of your students and the time they have available to do the Award. The age descriptions for the Award levels are suggestions, all Awards are open to all ages.

Inspire your primary-aged students with short, hands-on activities that challenge them to explore the world around them.


Perfect for 5-7 year olds who are starting their STEM journey. 

Typical age: 5-7

Time to complete: 8 x 1 hour challenges


Most suitable for upper primary students who are looking for a challenge. 

Typical age: 7-11 

Time to complete: 8 x 1 hour challenges

Develop your students' communication, problem solving, and teamwork skills by addressing a real-world challenge over the course of a day.


A one-day STEM project perfect for encouraging your 10-14 year-old students to explore student-led work.

Typical age: 10-14

Time to complete: 5 hours

Empower your students to run their own investigation from start to finish – let them run the project they want to do!


An introduction to STEM project work for 11+ year olds working individually or in teams.

 Typical age: 11+

Time to complete: 10 hours

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