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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

What is involved?

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is available to all students at KEC6 and is the world’s leading youth achievement award. It equips all young people for life regardless of their background, culture, physical ability, skills and interests. Doing the award is a personal challenge and not a competition against others; the award will push you to your personal limits and will allow your CV and UCAS application to grow.

The Award is a four Section Programme with three progressive levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. The Sections involve: Service (helping the community); Skills (a hobby, skill or interest); Physical Recreation (sports, dance, fitness); Expeditions; Residential Project – Gold only (an enterprise with people not known to the you).

Why should you do this subject?

The DofE gives you the chance to do something completely new and improve on things you’re already doing. It takes you out of your comfort zone and into a place where you’ll push yourself and have amazing new experiences. You’ll build confidence, resilience, skills for work and friendship groups. And you’ll have a brilliant time doing it.

What activities will be undertaken?

-Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community

-Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities

-Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests

-Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad

-At Gold level, participants must do an additional fifth Residential section, which involves working and staying away from home doing a shared activity

How will it help you in your future career?

Looking forward, the DofE can help you to carve out a better future. Colleges, universities and employers regard a DofE Award highly so it will help to open the right doors for you. If you’re keen to get off the sofa and put 100% into something that could change your life.

Please note there is a cost to this programme.

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