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Duke of Edinburgh
The Duke of Edinburgh is a fun adventure and major challenge. It has three progressive award levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold) and a wide range of activities which offer endless possibilities to anyone aged 14 to 24. Millions of young people in the UK have already taken part in the world’s leading youth achievement award – pushing personal boundaries, gaining new skills and enhancing their CVs and university applications. Time to get involved and go the extra mile?

Thomas & James – Gold participants from the Foundation Learning Section have this to say:

“Over the time of doing our Gold at Trafford College, we have learned that we can be self-sufficient and overcome our fears about taking on new experiences. We have reached a point where we now know that we are able to adapt, develop and be more flexible, which has given us greater confidence and a feeling of achievement that we are better prepared for life.”



Tom and James will complete their qualifying expedition in April 2018 and together with the rest of their group, they will receive their Gold Award in London from St James’ Palace.

Levels and Timescales

There are three Award levels:

  • Bronze – for those aged 14+ years
  • Silver – for those aged 15+ years
  • Gold – for those aged 16+ years

Activities for each DofE section take a minimum of one hour a week over a set period of time, so they can be fitted in around academic study, hobbies and social lives. Development and regular progress must be shown and all activities must be completed by the participant’s 25th birthday.

Bronze timescales:

  • Volunteering section: 3 months
  • Physical section: 3 months
  • Skills section: 3 months
  • Expedition section: 2 days/1 night
  • You also have to do 3 more months in one of the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections.

Silver timescales:

  • Volunteering section: 6 months
  • Physical and Skills sections: One section for 6 months and the other section for 3 months
  • Expedition section: 3 days/2 nights
  • If you didn’t do Bronze, you must undertake a further 6 months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections

Gold timescales:

  • Volunteering section: 12 months
  • Physical and Skills sections: One section for 12 months and the other section for 6 months
  • Expedition section: 4 days/3 nights
  • Residential section: Undertake a shared activity in a residential setting away from home for 5 days and 4 nights
  • If you didn’t do Silver, you must undertake a further 6 months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections

Click here for more information on the Sections at each Level.
 

 


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