Sections

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

  • Find ideas on DofE.org or see what is popular locally
  • Agree who with act as your Assessor (not a family member)
  • Complete a programme plan for each section on eDofE.org including your aims and goals

 ACTIVITY & RECORDING EVIDENCE

  • Use our Activity Log sheet or Cookery Diary an app or something similar to keep track of your activity for each section
  • Gather additional evidence such as photos, certificates
  • Upload all evidence to eDofE.org

ASSESSMENT & APPROVAL

  • Your Assessor must write a short report of what you did, when and where including start and end dates
  • The report can be written in your Duke of Ed booklet, an email, a letter or directly online at eDofE.org/assessor

Volunteering

  • 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

Skills

  • 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

Physical

  • 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

Residential (Gold)

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.

Expedition

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:

Associated Links

Activity Log Sheet

Cookery Diary