Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme at JSTC


The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is an award well recognised by colleges and employers. It is available to all 14-24 year olds. There are three levels to the award Bronze, Silver and Gold.


At John Spendluffe Technology College we are able to offer the Bronze Award to all year 10 students.


To achieve this award the participant needs to complete all four sections of the award: Volunteering, Physical, Skill and Expedition.


These sections help to develop a young persons communication and time management skills, along with building confidence in unfamiliar situations.


The Expedition sections involves two days walking (rain or shine) whilst staying overnight camping locally.


The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a challenge, but worth it on completion!



Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme - Overview


A DofE programme is a real adventure from beginning to end. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from. You just need to be aged between 14 and 24 and realise there’s more to life than sitting on a sofa watching life pass you by.




You can do programmes at three levels, which when completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award.




You achieve your Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if you're going for Gold) - Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition and for Gold, a Residential. You'll find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing skills, and going on an expedition.



The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award - building character and changing lives


For the past seven decades, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has inspired and transformed the lives of millions of young people from all walks of life. From volunteering to physical activities, life skills to expeditions, achieving a DofE Award is a passport to a brighter future, and is valued by both employers and universities.


The world’s leading youth achievement award, the DofE in the UK is proud to be part of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, which drives and supports global growth.


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