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.

Highly respected by employers and Higher Education, the DofE programme is known and celebrated for encouraging personal development and togetherness. So, Be Adventurous, Be Bold.

 

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.

AWARD COST 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. BCSF loan out Rucksacks.
Bronze £295
Silver £395
Gold £495

 

Interested?

Please join us at one of our upcoming online presentations on:

  • TUESDAY 5th OCTOBER @ 6.30pm or
  • MONDAY 11th OCTOBER @ 6.30pm

Please register by following the attached link so we can send you the details here.

Please submit your application by following the link here.

The closing date for applications this year will be Friday 22nd October 2021.

 

Local Volunteering Opportunities

Please click here for current opportunities and ideas

 

Expedition Programme Dates 2021/22

Please click here to view

 

Skills Section Opportunity

Please click here to view

 

COMPLETING THE AWARD – Frequently Asked Questions

Please click here to view

 

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.

 

Silver

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

Gold

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

 

Webinar

Download the presentation from the recent Webinar here.