The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is a leading youth charity that gives all young people the chance to develop skills for work and life, fulfil their potential and have a brighter future. There are three progressive levels of DofE programmes which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
To achieve each Award participants must pay for a Participation Place and complete a programme of activities in four or five sections that involve helping the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition and, for Gold only, working with a team on a residential activity.
With the help of DofE Leaders, participants select their own programme of activities and set themselves objectives. It's not a competition or about being first. It's all about self-development. Participants keep track of their progress online through eDofE, uploading evidence to help them create an Achievement Pack to help celebrate, record and promote their DofE experiences.
A Duke of Edinburgh's Award is so much more than a 'pat on the back' for completing a programme of activities. It is recognition of a young person’s successful journey of self-discovery and development, renowned by employers and universities alike for the qualities young people have who've achieved a DofE Award.
Find out more about the DofE at www.DofE.org