Duke of Edinburgh

Why do DofE?:

Doing their DofE is a brilliant way for your young person to discover just how much they are capable of. It gives young people the chance to make new friends, follow their passions, learn new skills and make a difference in our community. Achieving a DofE Award is a great way to impress employers too. And it helps young people to see themselves differently and gain a new level of confidence. We always say that after taking on your DofE, you know that whatever life throws at you, you’re ready to deal with it. The DofE is non-competitive and a powerful way for every young person to build belief in themselves, whatever their background, interests and abilities.


How it works:


There are three levels to the Award – Bronze, Silver and Gold. To achieve their Bronze Award, students will need to complete four sections – Volunteering, Physical, Skills and the Expedition. Students can choose what they would like to do for the first three sections, and we will provide all the guidance and support they need, each of these sections lasts 3 months. The Expedition involves spending two days and one night in the countryside. We provide comprehensive training beforehand to ensure everyone is fully prepared and has the best possible experience.



DofE International Homepage: Home - Intaward

Online Record Book: The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award - Landing page (onlinerecordbook.org)

DofE Start your journey: Bronze | start your DofE - YouTube


How do I get involved?:

Applications for the Bronze and Silver reward will begin in July of each year with interviews to be completed in August. During October, November and December the training, practice and expedition will take place for the Adventurous Journey Element of the award. From January onwards, the focus will shift to the Volunteering, Skills and Physical elements. Students will use the Online Record Book to log their own progress throughout the award and it will be their responsibility to keep this up to date. A presentation evening will be held at the end of the award to celebrate the students who have successfully completed of the award.