Duke of Endibrugh’s Award
A DofE programme is a real adventure from beginning to end. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from. You just need to be aged between 14 and 24
You can do programmes at three levels, Bronze, Silver orGold, which lead to a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. You achieve an Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if you’re going for Gold).
There are four sections at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold:
Volunteering – Get involved providing services to individuals or the community and make a difference to other people’s lives.
Physical – Get active and improve your skills and fitness in sport, dance or other physical activities – it’s your choice.
Skills – Find new interests and get new talents (or perfect existing ones), with increased practical and social skills.
Expedition – Get outdoors and plan, train for and complete an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad – an unbeatable experience
Residential – Only at Gold level. Getting to the Gold level is a big deal and this last stage could see you going to another country, sharing tasks and activities with people you’ve never met. It’ll test your mettle, and set you up for what life throws at you in the future
Air Cadet activities and training can be a very large part of a D of E programme, but it will still be necessary for cadets and staff to make extra efforts outside the ATC activities.