Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme is a voluntary non-competitive programme of practical, cultural and adventurous activities. It is designed to support the personal and social development of young people, 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. What’s more many organisations such as employers and universities take a good view of the Award and what it says about the person who has achieved it.

There are three levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold and for each one you need to complete activities in four different sections, Volunteering, Skills, Physical and Expeditions. At Gold level, you also take part in a residential project

On successful completion, you will be presented with a badge and certificate and at Gold level you are invited to a presentation ceremony at one of the Royal Palaces.

For further information on the Scheme, please visit www.DofE.org.