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Duke of Edinburgh Award

Duke of Edinburgh Award



The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme (DofE) is a real adventure from beginning to end and everyone can take part.

There are two levels to the programme on offer in Arden which when completed, lead to a Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Awards are achieved by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if you’re going for Gold):

  • Volunteering
  • Physical
  • Skills
  • Expedition
  • Residential (Gold only)

Why do the Award?

  • Every section gives you adventure, fun and something different
  • New experiences
  • Discover talents you never knew you had
  • Challenge yourself
  • Make new friends and have memories that will last a lifetime
  • Improve confidence
  • Develop new skills
  • Make a difference to other people’s lives and your community
  • Be fitter and healthier
  • Enhance your c.v!  Gain an Award recognised by employers, colleges and universities.


Duke of Edinburgh


Information for Silver Award students and parents/carers

Information for Gold Award students and parents/carers

For further details of how to get involved visit the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme website at www.dofe.org.