Duke of Edinburgh Enquiry
What is the Duke of Edinburgh Award
The Duke of Edinburgh Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award which is recognised globally by Schools, Universities and employers.
There are three levels; Bronze, Silver and Gold. As you move through the awards, the amount of time you need to dedicate to the Skill, Physical, Volunteering and Expedition sections all incrementally increase. You can see the time scales outlined below.
The award represents dedication, determination, persistence and the willingness to help others. Partaking in your DofE award will give you confidence, skills and a definite edge over others when you apply for college, university or a job. Beyond your academic achievements, universities and employers want to see that you’ve developed your ‘soft skills’ through extra-curricular activities, these include communication, commitment, leadership and teamwork; the completion of any DofE Award is a perfect way to show that you have learned and practically demonstrated these key skills.
What we offer
As a company, we are specialists in paddlesports coaching which makes us quite different from your standard DofE AAP (Approved Activity Provider). We are huge advocates of paddlesport expeditions in Canoe, Kayak and even SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard). We want to help as many people as possible access these new sports and learn these amazing skills.
We have worked hard to be able to offer our Paddlesports expedition packages at the same price as our walking ones. This includes the use of all extra equipment like the craft (canoe, kayak & SUP), buoyancy aids, paddles, dry bags etc.
We have a track record of successfully running DofE Expeditions at Bronze, Silver and Gold level for many Schools, Scout/Guide Groups, other youth organisations as well as individual groups.
In recent years we have been working alongside DofE to push their Open Expedition Scheme to individuals and small groups that wish to join other teams and groups in order to complete the expedition section of their award.