Duke of Edinburgh Award

Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a balanced and progressive programme of activities for young people.  It focuses on individual achievement in which any young person can take part and which everyone can enjoy.  It is flexible enough to meet each young person’s enthusiasm and aptitudes whatever their background or ability.

There are three levels of the Award; Bronze, Silver and Gold.  At each level young people choose activities from the three sections below –

  • Volunteering
  • Skills
  • Physical
  • There is also the expedition to complete and Gold participants must take part in a Residential as well.

Participation in the Award leads to personal development through the acquisition of:

  •  Qualities – Self motivation, commitment, self-awareness, initiative, persistence, self-discipline and responsibility for both themselves and their community.
  • Key Skills – Working with others, communication, problem solving


Alford Academy paperwork

As the award  is run by Alford Academy staff and parent volunteers.


If you need a new copy of any letters which are not here log into Glow and then click on this link to access Alford’s secure DofE site.

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Section information

    Additional Information


Useful information


 Food and Hill walking


Information for assessors


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