Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of activities for anyone aged 14-24.

Doing their DofE gives young people the opportunity to experience new activities or develop existing skills.

There are three progressive levels of programmes which, when successfully completed, lead to a bronze, silver or gold award. Young people create their own DofE programme by choosing volunteering, physical and skills activities, going on an expedition and, for their gold only, taking part in a residential activity.

Open up the boxes below to find out more about each level.

Bronze

Bronze – for those aged 14+ years

If you aren’t 14 yet but are in the school year in which your peer group turn fourteen, you may be able to start a Bronze DofE programme – check with your DofE Leader.



Silver

Silver – for those aged 15+ years

If you aren’t 15 yet, but are in the school year in which your peer group turn fifteen, you may be able to start a Silver DofE programme – check with your DofE Leader.



Gold

Gold – for those aged 16+ years


 

Next Steps

If you’re a young person thinking of signing up, talk to your local Duke of Edinburgh’s Award coordinator. If you don’t know who that is, or have other questions, click on the contact button below and drop a message to the County DofE Coordinator.

 

Other Awards

Within Scouting, the DofE programme links directly to the Chief Scout’s Platinum, Diamond and King’s Scout awards.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls