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Duke of Edinburgh Award

Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) award scheme is about expanding horizons, taking up challenges, developing a sense of commitment and teamwork, even with those outside usual friendship groups. Pupils worked towards long-term goals during the programme and gain a real sense of achievement.

There are three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

Pupils achieve an Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections:

  • Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community
  • Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities
  • Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests
  • Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad
  • At Gold level, pupils undertake an additional Residential section, involcing working and staying away from home whilst doing a shared activity.

For more information on the period of participation, download our handy guide.

Visit the DofE website for useful information and advice. http://www.dofe.org/


To achieve an Award, participants need to prove what activities they've been doing and that they've met the goals set for each section.

eDofE is an online system that means you can record your DofE programme and activities, and prove what you've done in loads of different ways.

To find out more about the benefits of eDofE, visit the website here.

Key Contacts

DofE Manager: Dr A Hinsley

Award Verifier; Mrs R Cogan

Gold level: Mr B Mack

Silver level: Dr S Treavett

Bronze level: Mrs C Pywell and Mr M Ramshaw




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