Duke of Edinburgh Award - Introduction

What is the Duke of Edinburgh Award 

A life-changing experience. A fun time with friends. An opportunity to discover new interests and talents. A tool to develop essential skills for life and work. A recognised mark of achievement; respected by employers. 

The DofE is many things to many people, supporting generations to successfully navigate adult life. 

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. Here at Heath Lane Academy we offer the Bronze award.

There are four sections to complete at Bronze. They involve helping the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition. 

Three of the sections that need to be completed must be for a 3 month period and the third lasting for six months. These will be recorded through sessions logs/photographs. All sections must be then signed off by an assessor which cannot be a relation to the participant.  

Through a DofE programme participants fun, make friends, improve their self-esteem, and build confidence. They gain essential skills and attributes for work and life such as resilience, problem-solving, team-working, communication and drive, enhancing college, university and job applications.  

You can expect to see participants develop in the following areas as they work through their DofE programme: 

– Self-belief and self-confidence 

– A sense of identity 

– Initiative and a sense of responsibility 

– A real awareness of their strengths 

– New talents and abilities 

– The ability to plan and use time effectively 

– Learning from and giving to others in the community 

– Forming new friendships 

– Problem solving, presentation and communication skills 

– Leadership and team working skills. 

If you have any further enquiries as to how you can get involved with the DofE by enrolling or supporting a young person through their Bronze DofE please get in contact with our DofE manager.  

Then there will be links for the following:

  • Enrolment introduction letter (will be sent as soon as details are finalised) 
  • DofE meeting programme (attached) 

I have this as a link but I am unsure if parents will be able to open or not. 

DofE expedition skills training sessions.docx

 

https://edofe.org/

  • Assessor portal link 

https://www.dofe.org/assessor

  • enrolment form link

https://forms.office.com/r/c4YM1XXkGY 

Fill | Bronze Enrolment Form

Please complete with a Parent/Guardian

forms.office.com

Expedition Kit List