Duke of Edinburgh Awards

The DofE is a prestigious award which encourages student’s independence through the development of physical skills, volunteering in the community, expedition training and learning of new skills.
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.
Its balanced programme develops the whole person - mind, body and soul, in an environment of social interaction and team working.
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 one participants must pay for a ‘Participation Place’ through a Licensed Organisation such as BVC and complete a programme of activities in four or five sections. These 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.

Dear DofE Y9 bronze participants, parents and carers,

Congratulations!! You have successfully provided the initial payment and paperwork required and are now officially signed up as part of BVC’s Duke of Edinburgh bronze award scheme.

To finalise your log-in details and help you keep organised with your award you must attend the eDofE training session on Thursday 30th January 3:05-4:15pm.

At this training DofE Leaders will guide participants through the online log-in process, show them how to add the necessary personal details (so that they can have their DofE packs sent to them), and get them signed up to the Year 9 DofE account on googleclassroom.

To help make this process smooth and efficient please take a moment to complete the document 'Bronxze Programme Planner' on the right hand side of this page as best you can.
This document is to help students with the eDofE set up on Thursday 30th January. It is not necessarily for this to be fully completed, however, for those students who already know what activities they want to do for each section bringing this information will make the whole award much easier to complete.
For those students who are still unsure and would like help deciding on ideas for each section, please bring questions with you and approach the DofE Leader in your computer room on the 30th January.

Kind regards,
The DofE staff team.

It's not a competition or about being first. It's all about self-development.

The DofE presentation for parents can be found here.

For more information please visit the DofE website.