Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

At Beauchamp College, there has been an active Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme for a number of years across all three levels; Bronze, Silver and Gold.

Each level of the Award has four elements that have to be completed typically over three to twelve months depending on the level:

Element Example
Volunteering Voluntary work in the local community that could be combined with potential work experience e.g. Teaching, Coaching, Childcare.
Physical Regular participation in a sport or fitness activity e.g. Football or Netball Teams/Clubs
Skills Learn or improve a skill over a period of time e.g. Cooking or Music.
Expedition A two to four day walking journey with camping to develop teamwork.
Residential Gold only. Time away from home meeting new people in a different environment.
The entry levels for each Award are:
  • BRONZE - Typically YEAR 9 and upwards.
  • SILVER – Typically YEAR 10 and upwards.
  • GOLD – Typically YEAR 12 and upwards.

Experience tells us that each level of the award provides a young person with new insights into their capabilities and by trying new things it helps confidence to grow plus develop useful skills. The official Duke of Edinburgh’s Award website offers a lot more information (www.dofe.org) and if you want to get involved or wish to learn more about continuing the programme email IAN COWARD, DofE Manager ian.coward@beauchampcity.org.uk.



If you require any further information please email Ian Coward, DofE Manager; ian.coward@beauchampcity.org.uk

Please download an Application Form here.

Award Cost  included in cost
Bronze £295 These prices include; DofE Award Registration, Expedition Training/Support/Assessment, Tents and Camping Equipment and Transport/Accommodation. Excluded is Expedition Food and any personal Expedition Clothing E.g. Walking Boots, Waterproofs. The College can loan out Rucksacks.
Silver £395
Gold £495

Payment can be made online via the website and through the Beehive system. If paying by cheque, please make it payable to Beauchamp College. Please note that students are to hand their payment to the Student Support Centre (either before school, during break or lunchtime) whereupon a receipt will be given. In the event of your son or daughter being unable to complete the Expeditions, Practice and/or Qualifier a refund will be considered but cannot be guaranteed.



Local Volunteering Opportunities

Please click here for current opportunities and ideas


Expedition Programme Dates 2020/21

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Skills Section Opportunity

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COMPLETING THE AWARD – Frequently Asked Questions

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Equipment For Sale

Although not new they are unused so in good condition by any previous students. Payment can be made online via the website and through the Beehive system. If paying by cheque, please make it payable to Beauchamp College. Please note that if students’ hand in their payment to the Student Support Centre (either before school, during break or lunchtime) a receipt will be given.



Branded College/DofE T-Shirts – SILVER (Sizes; Small and Extra Small) £5


Branded College/DofE T-Shirts – GOLD (Sizes; Small and Medium) £5