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.
14 or yr 9
Linking with Explorers
|3 months||3 months||3 months||Plan, train for, and undertake a 2 day, 1 night expedition.
|N/A||All participants must undertake a further 3 months in the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections.||Approx £50|
(14 if gained Bronze)
|6 months||Physical & Skill
One section for 6 months and the other section for 3 months
|Plan, train for, and undertake a 3 day, 2 night expedition.
|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|
|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
|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 or email DofE@3rdCB.org.uk.
To register for DofE with 3rdCB, please complete and return this form: DofE Application Form
Upcoming DofE Events
We aim to deliver expedition training over two days to cover Bronze & Silver participants. This will cover all essential aspects of the expedition and participants will not be able to attend the actual assessed expedition if they haven’t attended a day’s training. Each participant only needs to attend one day but we intend offering two days to allow more flexibility.
Please can we have confirmation of which training day (3rd or 4th June)each participant will attend as we are already putting the plans together for these days.