Your Duke of Edinburgh Award
You can take part in DofE whilst studying at Plymouth University. DofE is all about going the extra mile – gaining new skills, pushing yourself physically, helping others and exploring new territories. At the same time, you’ll gather friendships, experiences and memories that will last a lifetime. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from, as long as you’re 14 to 24, you can choose the activities that motivate you and go on your own personal journey. We know from other participants that the DofE helps you stand out from the crowd when you apply for college, university or jobs http://www.dofe.org/
DofE Award sections:
- Volunteering – Undertaking 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 completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad
- Residential (for Gold DofE participants only) which involves staying and working away from home doing a shared activity.
Start planning your own personal and unique journey.
Three parts of the programme, volunteering, Physical and Skills, each require a minimum of 3 months to complete, plus a further 3 months on volunteering, physical or skill section. Expedition involves a two day and one night expedition.
Participants spend a minimum of 6 months volunteering. For the physical and skills section you must spend a minimum of 6 months on one and 3 months on the other, The expedition involves a 3 day and 2 night expedition.
Participants spend a minimum of 12 months volunteering. For the physical and skills sections you must spend a minimum of 12 months on one and 6 months on the other. Expedition involves a four day and 3 night expedition. Participants must do a fifth section – Residential, this is away from home for five days and four nights with people you do not already know.