Duke of Edinburgh

All pupils are given the opportunity to complete the Duke of Edinburgh scheme.

Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) is a way of discovering new interests, developing skills or unearthing new ones. The DofE programme is open to 14-24 year olds and has 3 levels of achievement – Bronze, Silver and Gold. 

Each level has four sections:

  • Volunteering: undertaking a service to individuals or the community
  • Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities
  • Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests
  • Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad

Gold level has an additional fifth section – Residential. 

The awards are open to anyone within the age bracket, regardless of gender, ability, background etc. Throughout the DofE journey, young people will build confidence, improve self-esteem, make new friends and hopefully have lots fun along the way. 

Castlefield Campus is a licensed school who can deliver the programme to their year 10 and 11s. These students can then take their newly gained qualification with them into higher education, but it doesn’t stop there. Having DofE qualifications on your CV really helps when going into employment. Employers know that if you have earned DofE qualifications, you already have work-based skills to enhance their company such as resilience, team work, problem solving and much more. 

For more information please contact Castlefield Campus or go to https://www.dofe.org