Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) is a personalised and challenging programme of activities that will help you get fitter, learn new skills, help others, experience adventure, meet new people and give you a great sense of achievement.

DofE is:

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  • Non-competitive, a personal challenge, not a competition
  • Available to all, anyone can do it
  • Voluntary, its up to you
  • About personal development, it is taking part that matters
  • Personalised, your programme is designed by you
  • Balanced, it will stretch you in all directions
  • Progressive, you improve at your own pace
  • Achievement focused, you set your own goals to show improvements
  • Demands commitments, it a marathon not a sprint
  • Enjoyable and fun

The Award involves three progressive levels:

  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold

Each level contains four sections:

  • Volunteering
  • Skills
  • Physical
  • Expedition

At Gold level, you will also be required to take part in a 5 day long residential project away from home.

The DofE Award is open to all 14-24 year olds:

  • Bronze Award – 14 years and over
  • Silver Award – 15 years and over
  • Gold Award – 16 years and over

DofE is available through most secondary schools in Inverclyde, open DofE groups in your local community, Youth Clubs and a variety of organisations in the area.