Levels

The following information is summarised from www.DofE.org
 

BRONZE AWARD

Volunteering 
Skill 
Physical 
Expedition 
3
months 
3 months 
3 months 
Plan, prepare for and undertake both a Practice and Qualifying 2 day, 1 night purposeful venture then present a report on the expedition.
plus a further 3 months in 1 section
You need to be 14 to start your Bronze Award
which takes at least 6 months to complete

SILVER AWARD 

Volunteering 
Skill 
Physical 
Expedition 
6
months 
one for 6 months and the other for 3 months 
Plan, prepare for and undertake both a Practice and Qualifying 3 day, 2 night purposeful venture then present a report on the expedition.
You need to be 15 to start your Silver Award which takes at least 6 months to complete

GOLD AWARD

Volunteering
Skill
Physical
Residential 
Expedition
12 
months
one for 12 months and the other for 6 months
5 days and 4 nights away from home for a shared activity with people you’ve not met before e.g. cookery or painting course, outdoor leadership, conservation project, Tall Ships
Plan, prepare for and undertake both a Practice and Qualifying 4 day, 3 night purposeful venture then present a report on the expedition
You need to be 16 to start your Gold Award which takes at least 12 months to complete