Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme

3rd Chalkwell Bay is a recognised provider of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and organises training, activities and expeditions across all levels of the scheme.

There are three progressive DofE levels which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold award. Each participant creates their own DofE programme to challenge them self, include volunteering, physical and skill activities, also going on an expedition and, for the Gold Level only, taking part in a residential activity.

These awards are challenging: you will have to show commitment to attend expedition training sessions, as well as a practice expedition and the assessed expedition (these are held on weekends or in the school holidays).

The DofE also awards link in to the Scouting programme as the Platinum and Diamond Chief Scout’s Awards, and Queen’s Scout Award respectively.

Award Requirements:

Award Volunteering Physical Skill Expedition Residential Other Cost
Bronze

14 or yr 9

and

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3 months 3 months 3 months Plan, train for, and undertake a 2 day, 1 night expedition.

Group Presentation

N/A All participants must undertake a further 3 months in the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections. Approx £50
Silver

15+

(14 if gained Bronze)

6 months Physical & Skill

One section for 6 months and the other section for 3 months

Participant’s choice

Plan, train for, and undertake a 3 day, 2 night expedition.

Group Presentation

N/A Direct entrants must undertake a further 6 months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections. Approx £100
Gold

16+ Only

12 months Physical & Skill

One section for 12 months and the other section for 6 months

Plan, train for, and undertake a 4 day, 3 night expedition

Group Presentation

Undertake a shared activity in residential setting away from home for 5 days and 4 nights. Direct entrants must undertake a further 6 months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections. Approx £300 plus Residential

We will be able to provide guidance for all the sections of the award scheme and once signed up your child will receive a book / information as well as an online login so they can record and load evidence of their achievements.

If you have previously signed up to the DofE Scheme via another provider (eg. school) we can transfer you over to 3rd Chalkwell Bay.

These awards are enjoyable, provides you with an opportunity to enhance your personal development, not to mention being a nationally recognised qualification.

For more information or to sign up contact the Explorer Leaders.

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