Duke of Edinburgh Award
The Duke of Edinburgh Awards is a programme of activities that leads to a recognised award that proves you have a certain level of skill and have recognised personal qualities. It is for young people aged 14 to 24 years old.
You can do the programme at three levels:
To achieve an award, you must complete a personal programme of activities in your spare time, under four sections (five if you are going for the Gold award):
- Skills Section – for example, learn a musical instrument or improve your photography skills
- Volunteering Section – for example, choosing to give time to help people, the community or society, the environment or animals
- Physical Section – for example, learn a new sport or style of dance
- Expedition – be a member of a team, plan and prepare your expedition, eg. sailing, hiking or horse riding.
- Residential (Gold Award) - spend five days and four nights away from home on a shared activity with people you have never met before.
The award will help you to:
- Challenge yourself
- Have new experiences
- Meet friends and learn how to work in a team
- Discover hidden talents
- Make a difference in the local community
- Get fit
- Gain confidence
Registration and enrolment for the Duke of Edinburgh Award is currently online only.
Visit the DofE’s online Hub for more information.
Cost of registration and expedition:
- £24 for Bronze and Silver awards
- £31 for Gold
- Bronze award - £222 (includes VAT @ 20%) per person per package
- Silver Awards - £306 (includes VAT @ 20%) per person per package
- Gold awards - £427 (includes VAT @ 20%) per person per package
We have a targeted cohort group of young people we prioritise. All are welcome outside of this priority group, however we will only take a small percentage of those who are out of the priority group.
- Young people with a disability / SEND or Mental Health needs
- Children in care
- Young carers
- Those in receipt of free school meals and pupil premium
- Those who are NEET (not in Education, Employment or training)
For more information: