Alongside mentoring, Pick Your Own offers to help build your confidence with guided support and motivation for learning about a topic of your choice. PYO is a registered centre for AQA Unit Awards and can support interest based non-formal learning projects. ‘The Unit Award Scheme (UAS) is a unique recording of achievement scheme, rather than a qualification. It offers learners the opportunity to have their achievements formally recognised with a certificate each time a short unit of learning is successfully completed. This scheme ‘… is shown to motivate, encourage, engage, support and raise self-esteem and can reward achievement which might otherwise go unrecognised, eg small steps or non-mainstream subjects.' AQA units can be undertaken at any age.