Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Enables a young person aged 14 – 24 to develop their mind, body and soul.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award enables a young person aged 14 – 24 to engage in a personal development programme through a voluntary, non-competitive programme of activities. Doing their DofE gives young people the opportunity to experience new activities and/or develop existing skills and knowledge. There are three progressive levels of programme, which when successfully completed lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. Young people create their own DofE programme by choosing a volunteering, physical and skills activity, going on an expedition and, for their Gold only, taking part in a residential activity.

Looking to run the DofE in your organisation and support your young people to develop vital skills for life and work? Or maybe you’re a DofE Manager or Leader, searching for information to support your DofE delivery? Here’s everything you need to know

For Academies offering the award, suitable and sufficient arrangements should be in place that meets the health and safety requirements of the insurance company of the academy.