About The Award

The DofE Award Scheme offers wonderful opportunities for young people to take an active part in their personal development. They will:

  • Have a great time and meet new people;
  • Improve their personal and social development;
  • Experience a range of exciting, challenging situations and new activities;
  • Develop new skills and discover new interests;
  • Become independent and build their self-confidence.
  • Develop a love for and confidence in the outdoors

The DofE has three levels. The Eyot centre offers all three levels.

check the calendar below for the Expedition training dates


Bronze

The Bronze Award is for young people in year 9 and above at school and takes at least six months to complete.

You will normally start at Bronze. To finish your Bronze Award you will have to complete four sections. 

Use the menu above to find out more information about each section

Silver

The Silver Award is for young people in year 10 and above at school. If you have done Bronze, The Silver Award also takes at least six months to finish. You can start at Silver, then it will take at least 12 months. You will do the same four sections to finish Silver.

Gold

The Gold Award is for young people 16 years+. If you have done silver, The Gold Award takes at least 12 months to finish. You can start at Gold, then it will take at least 18 months. You will do the same four sections, for Gold you will also do an extra Residential section.


Assessors

You are required to find an assessor to judge your process over the timescale of your section – this can be a leader, a coach, trainer or similar. However, a family member can not be an assessor.

At the end of the timescale, your assessor should fill in an Assessor’s report. You will be provided this in your DofE booklet or it can be filled in electronically.


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IF YOU START AT SILVER OR GOLD YOU WILL HAVE TO SPEND AN EXTRA SIX MONTHS ON THE LONGEST OF YOUR SKILL OR PHYSICAL.


Checkout The Duke of Edinburgh Award Website for more information