Duke of Edinburgh
Most young people find achieving a Duke of Edinburgh Award is life-changing.
Achieving an Award will give you skills, confidence and an edge over others when you apply for college, university or a job. Beyond your academic achievements, universities want to see evidence of so called ‘soft skills’ that you have developed through extra-curricular activities, such as communication, commitment, leadership and teamwork. The DofE Award is a fantastic way to demonstrate and evidence these skills in practice. You can also make a difference to other people’s lives and your community, be fitter and healthier, make new friends and make some great memories.
Activities for each DofE section need a time commitment over a set period of time, so they can be fitted in around academic study, hobbies and social lives. Development and regular progress must be shown and all activities must be completed by the participant’s 25th birthday.