GNAS provides a progress scheme for junior archers. The adult version is aimed primarily at beginners and is limited to 20 yards. Many archery clubs develop their own scheme for their members. The following is Tockington Archers progress scheme called the Tockington 200 Progress Scheme.
Most schemes revolve around shooting a set round: usually 3 dozen arrows at a single distance - the same as the GNAS progress awards scheme for juniors. Once a particular score has been attained, the archer is entitled to the associated award for that distance.
The advantage of a single distance is that it is easier to shoot the “round” as the archer does not have to move / set up an additional boss. Three dozen arrows is a reasonable number of arrows that anybody should be able to shoot in a couple of hours and limiting the scheme to a certain score simplifies the scheme and ensures that archers progress through the distances.
e.g. for an adult gentleman recurve archer this would be as follows:
e.g. To attain a blue award, an adult gentleman recurve archer would have to shoot 60 yards whereas a 13 year old longbow archer would have to shoot at 30 yards.