Four young people hiking up a hill

We are now proud providers of the DofE (Duke of Edinburgh's Award). We will be supporting the Bronze award in the first instance.

This is open now to local young people aged between 14 – 25 and will run for 6 months.

What is the DofE?

The DofE is widely seen as the 'world's leading youth achievement award'. 14-24 year-olds can do a DofE programme at one of three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, leads to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

There are four 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.

Why do the award?

It’s the opportunity for life changing experiences, discover new interests, talents, have fun with friends and make new ones. You will develop essential life and work skills to help you become more rounded, confident adults. Qualities that colleges, universities and employers are attracted to. The award is recognised and respected by employers. You even get to complete an expedition!

What next?

Visit the DofE website for more detail here:

Contact Daniel Gibbs community programmes coordinator on / 07946132675 to secure your place.

Next of kin / parents, please contact Dan to talk through this opportunity for your child – its not to be missed!


2024 enrolment is open from January.