Level 1 FAQs
You can find our frequently asked questions below. If you have any further questions, take a look at our downloadable Level 1 Checklist, or email the Central Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How long does it take to achieve Level 1?
Schools tend to take between 12 – 18 months, but it depends on each school and the priority RRSA is given within school by the senior leadership team.
What do I do to ensure staff have the right key messages about RRSA, feel confident to teach about the Convention and incorporate it into their teaching?
You can use the guidance documents on this website, attend RRSA training courses that we run across the country, or invite a RRSA trainer into your school to run staff training. We also have excellent resources to support teaching.
Is there an assessment visit for Level 1? How much does it cost?
Yes, a Unicef UK RRSA representative will visit your school to assess whether you have reached Level 1. The cost for the assessment visit is currently £475 + VAT (less if your school has fewer than 50 pupils). Find out more about costs of the RRSA.
How long is the Level 1 Award valid for?
The Level 1 Award (and the Level 2) is valid for 3 years.
What happens when we have had the Level 1 Award for 3 years?
Most schools are assessed for the Level 2 Award within three years of achieving Level 1. If you don’t think you are quite ready you can be re-assessed at Level 1.