If you are aged between 14 and 25 you may already be doing an activity that will contribute to gaining The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, so why not get a recognised accreditation that Colleges, Universities and employers value and help develop yourself by learning new skills, trying new activities and being of service to your local community through volunteering.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award aims to provide for young people an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding programme of personal development, which is of the highest quality and the widest reach.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of practical, cultural and adventurous activities, designed to support the personal and social development of young people aged 14-25, regardless of gender, background or ability. It offers an individual challenge and encourages young people to undertake exciting, constructive, challenging and enjoyable activities in their free time.
Award Groups are run by adults, many of whom are volunteers, including youth workers, teachers, employers, trainers, instructors, assessors and individuals from the community, all of whom are keen to share their skills, enthusiasm and organising abilities to help young people reach their potential.
It is a four-Section Programme (five at Gold level) with three progressive levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold awards
- What is DofE Award
- Level and Timescales
- Choosing activities and starting your DofE
- Costs and Timescales