The award consists of various sections which the participants require to plan, complete, record and then following assessment have it signed off. The leaders are there to advise so please ask.
|PREPARATION & PLANNING
|ACTIVITY & RECORDING EVIDENCE
|ASSESSMENT & APPROVAL
|Find ideas on DofE.org or see what is popular locally
|Use our Activity Log sheet or Cookery Diary, an app or something similar to track your activity on each section.
|Your Assessor must write a short report of what you did, when and where including start and end dates
|Agree who will act as your assessor (not a family member)
|Gather additional evidence such as photos, certificates etc.
|The report can be written in your Duke of Ed booklet, an email, a letter or directly online at eDofE.org/assessor
|Complete a program plan for each section on eDofE.org including your aims and goals
|Upload all evidence to eDofE.org
The volunteering activity must be:
- with a ‘not-for-profit’ organisation (not a business)
- sports coaching, helping at Brownies, helping in a charity shop, making sandwiches for homeless people, fundraising for a charity, youth club, environmental projects
The skill must be:
- a personal challenge and not part of your school timetable
- playing a musical instrument, cooking/baking, driving, model making, knitting, drawing, jewellery making, photography
The physical activity must be:
- a personal challenge and demonstrate progress
- swimming, table tennis, walking, cycling, basketball, badminton, tennis, snow sports, athletics, running, keep fit, martial arts, football, rugby, netball
The expedition is the main part of the award for which training is provided as it is critical that participants are competent in the mode of travel. The training provided will cover areas including:
- First aid, emergency and safety
- Food and cooking
- Aim, presentation and evaluation
- Team building
Gold participants are required to spend five days and four nights taking part in a shared, worthwhile activity with people you’ve never met before.