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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Why this award?

Young people can participate in 3 levels of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE); Bronze, Silver and Gold. The bronze award takes a minimum of 6 months to complete and as young people progress through the levels the commit increases with gold taking a minimum of 12 month. There are 4 core sections of the DofE, with a fifth section at Gold. The sections are; Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community, Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities, Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests, Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad, At Gold level, participants must do an additional fifth Residential section, which involves working and staying away from home doing a shared activity. Young people have a huge amount of flexibility in choosing their activities as long as they meet the above aims. They decide on the goals they want to achieve through the programme.

Who is it for?

The DofE is all about going the extra mile – gaining new skills, pushing yourself physically, helping others and exploring new territories. At the same time, you’ll gather friendships, experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.

It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from, as long as you’re 14 to 24, you can choose the activities that motivate you and go on your own personal journey. We know from other participants that the DofE helps you stand out from the crowd when you apply for college, university or jobs.

What time commitment is required?

Activities for each DofE section take a minimum of one hour a week over a set period of time, so they can be fitted in around academic study, hobbies and social lives. Development and regular progress must be shown and all activities must be completed by the participant’s 25th birthday.

Is the award externally accredited?

The awards are certificated and accredited by the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Sectional certificates are also available.

Provider: Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Website: Click here

Budget: Award Fee

For Ages: 14 - 24

Time to Complete: N/A


  • Sport
  • Nature
  • Volunteering
  • Arts
  • Music
  • Youth Work
  • Get Outdoors
  • Making friends
  • Enterprise
  • Adventure
  • Achievement
  • Develop my CV
  • Help get into College or Uni
  • Gain new skills
  • Physical Activity

Type of Involvement:

  • Overnight
  • With Others
  • Local Community
  • On my own
  • Away from home
  • Join a group

Award Recognition:

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • To build skills and experience

Meeting Frequency: Weekly


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