The Gold levels are designed to stretch your students. They are long-term, in-depth projects that are run by the students themselves. Students choose the topic and type of project they want to run. Silver projects are typically completed by students aged 14+ years and Gold by students aged 16+.
At this level, students are encouraged to collaborate with a CREST mentor – an academic or person from industry with expertise in their project’s theme. CREST Silver and Gold Awards are highly sought after, and are a good way to enhance a student’s UCAS personal statement or CV.
All Silver and Gold level projects are assessed externally via our online platform. The CREST assessors are trained experts across all areas of STEM and assess the projects online against the CREST assessment criteria.
Once the project has been submitted, paid for and passed by our assessors, we will send out the personalised CREST certificates. In total, assessment and processing can take up to six weeks.