Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award
The Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) is an amazing opportunity for personal development. Our students who take up the challenge of their Gold DofE develop essential skills for life. With a focus on five areas; volunteering, physical, skills, residential and expedition, the DofE expands the horizons of young people in numerous ways. Working together and overcoming challenges in the outdoor environment develops self-reliance and confidence, with participation in these shared experiences allowing initiative and teamwork to flourish. Students are able to make a difference to the lives of those in their community, as well as learning new skills throughout the programme. Beyond your academic achievements, universities and employers want to see evidence of ‘soft skills’ that you have developed through extra-curricular activities, such as communication, commitment, leadership and teamwork. Your DofE Award is a fantastic way to demonstrate and evidence these skills in practice. It is an important addition to your UCAS application or CV.
During the course, you will receive support in completing each section through drop in sessions and training days.; You will develop skills of navigation, first aid and campcraft in preparation for your expedition. We use an external provider to facilitate our expedition section.
The cost of the DofE Gold Award will be in the region of £450. This cost includes enrolment for the award, two expeditions and training sessions.
Full details about the DofE can be found at www.dofe.org
To find out more about completing the Gold award at Bay House School and Sixth Form: