The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

A DofE programme is a real adventure from beginning to end. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from. You just need to be aged between 14 and 24 and realise there’s more to life than sitting on a sofa watching life pass you by.

You can do DofE programmes at three levels, Bronze, Silver or Gold, all of which lead to a Duke of Edinburgh's Award. You achieve an Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if you're going for Gold).

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award sections are:

  • Volunteering - helping someone, your community or the environment
  • Physical - becoming fitter through sport, dance or fitness activities
  • Skills - developing existing talents or trying something new
  • Expedition - planning, training for and completing an adventurous journey
  • Residential (Gold only) - staying and working away from home as part of a team

The length of time you have to spend on each section depends on the level of DofE programme you're doing.   

DofE Bronze for age 14+

DofE Bronze

DofE Silver for age 15+

DofE Silver

DofE Gold for age 16+

DofE Gold 

Start your adventure here www.dofe.org