The Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Bronze Award is a programme of activities for young people aged 14 and over. It involves four sections:
The programme takes at least six months to complete. The aim of the DofE Bronze Award is to help young people develop new skills, improve their fitness, contribute to their community, and experience adventure.
Through a DofE programme young people have fun, make friends, improve their self-esteem and build confidence. They gain essential skills and attributes for work and life such as resilience, problem-solving, team-working, communication and drive, enhancing CVs and university and job applications.
Why do the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award?
For the hundreds of thousands of young people who take part each year, the benefits of achieving a DofE Award at any level are endless. DofE is about helping you along the path to a productive and prosperous future. As many of our students say, it is life-changing.
Achieving an Award will give our students the skills, confidence and an edge over others when applying for college, university or a job. Beyond academic achievements, Post 16 providers want to see evidence of so called ‘soft skills’ that students have developed through extra-curricular activities, such as communication, commitment, leadership and teamwork. The DofE Award is a fantastic way to demonstrate and evidence these skills in practice.
Completing the Duke of Edinburgh award will also allow students to make a difference to other people’s lives and their community, be fitter and healthier, make new friends and have memories to last a lifetime.
Our past students also tell us that doing their DofE gives them character traits like confidence and resilience, that can boost their mental health and wellbeing and help them face and overcome personal challenges.