Duke of Edinburgh Award

Make this time count!

Our Enrichment and Participation Facilitators are committed to helping you achieve a Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Bronze Award and/or Silver Award.

Whether you need help finding a volunteering opportunity, taking part in physical exercise or developing a new skill, you’ll have the support you need to get off to the best possible start and stay on track throughout the duration of your programme!

After all, DofE is about developing as a person and getting involved in extracurricular activities that complement your College course.

What’s involved?

DofE awards are achieved by completing four requirements:

  • Volunteering - This could involve walking a neighbour’s dog, helping people in need or working for free in a charity shop
  • Physical - You might choose to set yourself weekly running challenges, complete the couch to 5k programme or take part in a series of other fitness sessions
  • Skills - This is a chance to learn sign language, get to grips with current affairs or work on short stories and poetry
  • Expedition - This is the last section you’ll complete and will involve working as part of a group to map local walking routes, track wildlife habits and study different woodland areas. You could even create a video diary of your trip.

Why should you do it?

DofE gives you many of the skills that employers are look for, such as teamwork and the ability to communicate and plan effectively, and it looks great on your UCAS application and CV.

In addition to the personal benefits, you’ll make a positive difference to the lives of others and your community, all while getting fitter and healthier, making new friends, and creating memories that will last you a lifetime.

Interested, but nervous about getting started? Don’t be! You’ll receive the support and guidance you need to succeed. 

Speak to our Enrichment and Participation Facilitator at your campus to register your interest and start your adventure today.

Learn more

Watch the following short video to learn more about Duke of Edinburgh: