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What is the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award?

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a voluntary, non-competitive, flexible personal development programme of activities for young people. Anyone aged between 14 and 24 can do a programme at one of the three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. There are four sections at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold:

What’s involved in gaining the Award?

At each level, there are 4 or 5 stages to complete. When you have completed all the stages for the level, you will achieved that Award


Participate in activities requiring sustained levels of energy. Focus on your health while having fun!


Discover what you’re really good at – or get better at what you already do.


Plan and complete a self-contained overnight journey as a small team. Often the most memorable and challenging part of the Award; this is incorporated into the Adventure Plus Programme.


Undertake service to individuals or the community.
Give your time to make a difference to other peoples lives


At Gold level, participants must do an additional fifth Residential
section, which involves staying and working away from home doing a
shared activity.

The Benefits of a DofE Award

For hundreds of thousands of young people who take part each year, the benefits of achieving a DofE Award at any level are endless. It’s difficult to list them all here… but you should definitely know how much fun you’ll have, how pushing yourself to do new things will help you to grow in confidence and develop useful skills. Why meeting new people will inspire you and lead to lasting friendships. And how a DofE Award can give you the edge when you apply for college, university or a job.

Put simply, the DofE is about helping you along the path to a productive and prosperous future. As many of our participants say, it’s life-changing.

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