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Here is an outline of what it takes to earn an Award. To find out more, visit the Award's main website at http:www.dofe.org.

If you are a young person between 14 and 25 who would like more details of how to take part, please contact the DofE organiser at your school or get in touch with one of the other groups listed on the Groups page of this website.

If you are a potential adult volunteer, who would like to help the Award, please contact one of the Field Officers listed on the Contacts page of this website.




minimum age 14


minimum age 15


minimum age 16

To be of use to your community by helping with conservation work; teaching/coaching, fundraising, or simply helping a charity. There is a wide choice of possibilities.

3 months for any two

 6 months for the third

(your choice)


3 months for any one

6 months for another

12 months for the third

(your choice)


The 12 month period is reduced to 6 if you have Bronze.


Volunteering cannot be the 3 month period


6 months for any one

12 months for another

18 months for the third

(your choice)


The 18 month period is reduced to 12 if you have Silver.


Volunteering cannot be the 6 month period


You have lots of choice - rugby, soccer, tennis, dance, aerobics, swimming, ski, wrestle and even parachuting. If you wish you can gain coaching and other awards from the sporting governing bodies.

It might be photography, drama, dog training, vehicle mechanics, electronics or any of a number of ideas from over 200 programmes.

Plan, train for, and then safely undertake a journey in the countryside (as a member of a team, camping and cooking at night) on foot, by canoe, under sail, on a bike or on horseback.

2 days (1 night)


6 hours activity per day (apart from camping)

3 days (2 nights)


7 hours activity per day (apart from camping)

4 days (3 nights)


8 hours activity per day (apart from camping)

You will stay away from home - even abroad if you wish - in a residential setting either through voluntary service or some form of training. Residential settings may be in centres, youth hostels, sailing ships or camps.

Not applicable

Not applicable

5 days



3 months means 13 weeks, averaging an hour each week

Activities at any one level may run concurrently


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