Priestley is a centre for the award meaning activities and residentials can be organised around exams ensuring everyone has time to fit in their studies.
Nigel Howells, who runs our DofE activities, said: “All young people should be given every support necessary in order for them to achieve.”
You can do Bronze, Silver or Gold Awards. You can go straight onto Silver or Gold without any prior experience! Think about the timescales though as DofE requires a huge commitment so make sure you can complete the award for which you are applying. Gold takes 18 months, Silver 12 months and Bronze six months.
There is a cost which covers the cost of practice and qualifying expeditions and your log book. Please see Nige Howells if you have any DofE financial concerns! You will be asked to make an online payment via scopay (£30 non-refundable deposit) once you have completed your application form.
Total Award Costs
- Bronze £80
- Silver £120
- Gold £160
You achieve the award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if you are going for Gold). There are monthly meetings to log progress and conduct training.
- Volunteering – helping someone, your community or the environment
- Physical – becoming fitter through sport, dance or fitness activities
- Skills – developing existing talents or trying something new
- Expedition – planning, training for and completing an adventurous journey
- Residential (Gold only) – staying and working away from home as part of a team
Duration: All awards can be completed in 1 – 2 years
We recommend you visit the Duke of Edinburgh Award website to find out more > Click here