D of E Award

What is the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award?

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a challenging programme of activities which enables young people to learn new skills, help others, and experience adventure, and will give a great sense of achievement.  Many organisations, such as employers and universities take a very positive view of young people who have achieved it.

The programme is based on ten guiding principles, which are:

Non competitive – a personal challenge, not a competition

Achievable by all – regardless of ability, gender, background or location

Voluntary – young people choose to undertake a programme and commit some of their free time to it

Personal Development – commitment and achievement inspires personal and social development

Personalised – young people design their own programme, setting their own goals

Balanced – challenges young people in different aspects

Progressive – each level requires greater time, commitment and responsibility

Achievement focused – young people set their own challenging goals to achieve the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Demand commitment – persistence and commitment must be demonstrated with participants encouraged to continue beyond the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Application Form

DofE Programme Overview

Bronze DofE Key Dates 2020

Silver DofE Key Dates 2020

Physical Section Ideas

Skills Section Ideas

DofE Parent Presentation Sept 2019


Follow the below link for further information:

Duke of Edinburgh Award (students) website