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Welcome to The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at Guilsborough Academy.

Please use the links below for further information and to access the resources available to you. Guilsborough Academy is accredited as a DofE Directly Licensed Centre.

What is the DofE Award?

  • The DofE is a very well-known and prestigious national award, initiated by the late Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and now overseen by HRH Prince Edward, the Duke of Wessex.
  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award aims to provide an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding programme of personal development for young people, which is of the highest quality and widest reach.
  • The DofE Award functions at three levels: Bronze (Yr9), Silver (Yr10) and Gold (Yr12/13) and is highly regarded by major employers. The Gold Award is often referred to as an “A Level in Character” due to its difficulty to achieve.

You achieve an Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections:

  • Volunteering – undertaking voluntary service to people, the community, the environment, or animals/wildlife.
  • Physical – Improving in an area of sport, dance, fitness, or martial art.
  • Skill – Developing practical and social skills whilst developing personal interests.
  • Expedition – Planning, training for and completing an adventurous journey in the UK, on foot as part of a small team. Self sufficient and progressive depending on the level of Award.
  • At Gold level you must do an additional Residential section, which involves working and staying away from home doing a shared activity.

DofE Website

Further information is available on the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award website.

See below for virtual presentations and useful downloads:

Virtual Presentations and Application Forms