The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Taking part in a Duke of
Edinburgh's Award programme is a real adventure from
beginning to end - it doesn’t matter who you are or where you
You just need to be between
14 and 24 years old and realise there’s more to life than
sitting on a sofa watching life pass you by!
The three levels
Whether you start on Bronze, Silver or
Gold all depends on your age.
You must be 14 to start at your Bronze level. It has four
sections: volunteering, physical, skills and
expeditions, all of which you can choose and
personalise your programs.
You must be 15 to start at Silver level, again there are 4
sections: volunteering, physical,
Once you hit 16 you can start your Gold level, the big difference
at gold is the residential section, staying away from home for five
days and four nights doing a shared activity with new people.
Personalising Your Program
Whatever level you do, you can create your own
personal programme with the help of your leader — you must do one
activity in each of the following sections:
This is all about having an impact on other peoples lives! Not to
mention helping out people who need it.
This is a great chance to prove to yourself that you have
got body AND mind power.
Whatever your good at, this is a chance to hone your skills and
show 'em off or try something new.
This section can give you some of your most memorable
moments.Travelling doesn't always have to be by foot
- how about sailing boats, horses or bikes.
To achieve your gold award you must complete an extra section -
Residential. This Involves you spending 5 days and 4 nights
away from home with new people and new places to discover.
...So go on... give it a go!
Leadership And Volunteering
It would mean a lot to us if people out there
like you were to give us a hand, we are a charity and thrive
through the public's kindness and generosity to give to
those who need and seek it.
From DofE Leaders to admin support and
mini-bus drivers, there are so many areas and activities we could
do with extra pairs of hands in.
The fact is, there are lots of opportunities
to get involved in!
If you want to be part of a team that gets a
buzz out of enabling young people to realise their potential,
or if you're jumping in the deep end and taking a
step towards unforgettable memories, just start by contacting
us at: DofE@kent.gov.uk.
Also, for more information, visit the Duke of
Edinburgh's Award website.