The Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is an opportunity for young people to get involved in a life-changing experience. It provides them with skills that can be used in many situations. The Award involves participating in lots of challenges and pursuing interests and talents. The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a great activity to include in CVs and it helps to improve confidence and team skills.


The Bronze Award


The Bronze Award is the first out of the three awards and it helps ease people into the skills. It involves many hours of training and planning sessions which all pay off in the final expedition.

There are 4 sections in completing this award and they all have a time frame that they need to be carried out for.










The Gold Award

The Gold Award is the top award within the Duke of Edinburgh scheme and helps develop both proficiency and dexterity with teamwork and outdoor skills. It involves multiple hours of commitment to all sections, however due to the transferrable skills involved in undertaking the award, it will help make your CV prominent to future employers.

Unlike Bronze, there are 5 sections in completing this award and they all have a set time frame that they need to be followed for.














DofE Ambassadors

Why students should take the opportunity to become a DofE ambassador?

– Do an hour per week – volunteering activity sorted.

– Tailor the role to their interests – event planning, content creation or leadership?

– Take their CV or personal statement to the next level.

– Develop leadership, mentoring and management skills.

– Be the student voice for DofE


Our DofE ambassador is: 

Lucie Harvey 6E

Being a DofE ambassador enables me to pass on my knowledge and help other students to get their award. It allows me to develop my leadership skills and gain experience working with younger people. Furthermore, completing this task improves my confidence and pushes me out of my comfort zone whilst also supporting students to try new things. I am excited to seize this opportunity and look forward to working with everyone.

Further information

You can find useful information on the DofE website, on the Edofe website, or here:

You can also contact your DofE manager Mr S Netherway, with any questions.

How to pack a rucksack

Looking after your feet

Eating on a DofE Expedition

Waterproofing and weather protection

We would recommend precautionary measures against possible insect bites / Lyme disease such as DEET use, wearing full leg covers, clothing tucked into socks, tents zipped up.  For more information, please look online.