“Doing DofE made me a happier and healthier person. I didn’t really have an interests before I started DofE, but doing it challenged me to try new things and get out of my comfort zone. I 100% recommend that other young people should do it.” – MS, Youth Night
What is DofE?
The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is an opportunity to discover new talents and interests, develop life skills and make new friends. It is for 14-24 year old and is has three different levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold.
There are four different sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold. They 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.
Any young person can do their DofE – regardless of ability, gender, background or location. Achieving an Award isn’t a competition or about being first. It’s all about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries.
For more information about the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, click below.
Why should I take part?
Hundreds of thousands of young people take part in DofE globally and the benefits of achieving a DofE Award are endless. DofE is about helping you along the path to a productive and prosperous future. As many of our participants say, it’s life-changing.
Achieving an Award will give you skills, confidence and an edge over others when you apply for college, university or a job. Beyond your academic achievements, universities want to see evidence of so called ‘soft skills’ that you have developed through extra-curricular activities, such as communication, commitment, leadership and teamwork. Your DofE Award is a fantastic way to demonstrate and evidence these skills in practice.
You’ll also make a difference to other people’s lives and your community, be fitter and healthier, make new friends and have memories to last you a lifetime.