WHAT IS THE DoE ?
14-24 year-olds can do a DofE programme at one of three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, leads to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
Any young person can do their DofE – regardless of ability, gender, background or location. Achieving an Award isn’t a competition or about being first. It’s all about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries.
Through a DofE programme young people have fun, make friends, improve their self-esteem and build confidence. They gain essential skills and attributes for work and life such as resilience, problem-solving, team-working, communication and drive, enhancing CVs and uni and job applications.
WHY DO THE DoE ?
For the hundreds of thousands of young people who take part each year, the benefits of achieving a DofE Award at any level are endless.
DofE is about helping you along the path to a productive and prosperous future. As many of our participants say, it’s life-changing.
The D of E gives young people the chance to do something completely new and improve on things they already do. It takes them out of your comfort zone and into a place where they can push themselves and have amazing new experiences.
They build confidence, resilience, skills for work and friendship groups.
......And they’ll have a brilliant time doing it”.
Colleges, universities and employers regard a D of E Award highly so it will help to open the right doors for you.
There are four sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold. They involve helping the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition and, for Gold only, working with a team on a residential activity.