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Duke Of Edinburgh

Sections

You achieve your Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if you're going for Gold) - Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition and for Gold, a Residential. 
You'll find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing skills, going on an expedition and taking part in a residential activity (Gold only).
The best bit is - you get to choose what you do!
Your programme can be full of activities and projects that get you buzzing, and along the way you’ll pick up experiences, friends and talents that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Three Levels

Bronze – year 10
Silver – year 12
Gold – year 13

Timescales

Bronze (14+ years old)
Volunteering - 3 months 
Physical  - 3 months 
Skills - 3 months  
Expedition - Plan, train for and undertake a 2 day, 1 night expedition.
  • All participants must undertake a further 3 months in the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections.
Silver (15+ years old)
Volunteering - 3 months 
Physical and Skills -  One section for 6 months and the other section for 3 months 
Expedition - Plan, train for and undertake a 3 day, 2 night expedition.
  • Direct entrants must undertake a further 6 months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections.
Gold (16+ years old)
Volunteering - 2 months  
Physical and Skills - One section for 12 months and the other section for 6 months
Expedition - Plan, train for and undertake a 4 day, 3 night expedition.
Residential  - Undertake a shared activity in a residential setting away from home for 5 days and 4 nights.
  • Direct entrants must undertake a further 6 months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections.
Costs

Bronze - £60.00 including registration
Silver - £70.00 including registration
Gold - £80.00 including registration

Link to website for more information

http://www.dofe.org/default.aspx

Expedition/Training sessions

Monday 3.10-4.10pm Bronze session
Thursday 3.10-4.10pm Silver/Gold Session
Skills for Business

Leading companies including Amey, British Gas, DFS, ao.com and Halfords have signed up to say that DofE Award holders have the skills for their business at www.DofEskills.org.
Achieving a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is not only a huge personal achievement but it can support young people beyond education into employment.