The Duke of Edinburghs Award

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Emma.Maguire@DofE.org
http://www.dofe.org/default.aspx

Location:

All of UK

Description:

THE DofE CHARITY

Youth charity The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award supports over 275,000 people aged 14-24 every year, including 30,000 from disadvantaged backgrounds.  Our ethos is to enable every young person of every background to take part in our programmes and succeed, regardless of any barriers.  We help instil a sense of adventure and have a lasting impact on young people’s behaviour, skills and life chances.

 

OUR MISSION

To inspire, guide and support young people in their self-development and recognise their achievements.

 

DofE PROGRAMMES

Anyone aged between 14 and 24 can do a programme at one of the three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.  There are four sections at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold.

  1. Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community.
  2. Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities.
  3. Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests.
  4. Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad.
  5. At Gold level, participants must do an additional fifthResidentialsection, which involves staying and working away from home doing shared activity.

 

ACHIEVING A DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S AWARD

Young people will achieve a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award if they show persistence, commitment and personal development over a period of time.  Every activity must be successfully completed and assessed.  The result is the world’s leading achievement award for young people, recognised by employers and universities alike.

 

WHERE IT IS RUN

DofE programmes are delivered under licence by over 400 partners (Operating Authorities) who offer it in  11,356 DofE groups run in centres such as youth clubs, voluntary organisations, schools, colleges, Young Offender Institutes and businesses, which are run and supported by over 50,000 adult volunteers.

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