DofE Available to Contestants
Are you a contestant aged 14 to 24? Do you want to try something new, see the world and earn a prestigious certificate for doing what you like? The DofE is the right thing for you!
To earn an Award, participants must dedicate at least one hour weekly for each activity they select. The minimum period of participation vary with each Award Level. Participants choose an Activity Coach to verify that they have made the persistent and regular effort for the minimum time periods required at each level.
Areas of Participation
- Community Service- participants engage with their community and discover the impact they can have through service.
- Special Skills- participants develop personal interests and learn practical skills. There are almost limitless possibilities to choose from. Participants set their own goals and measure their progress.
- Physical Recreation- participants show perseverance and improve their fitness by undertaking some form of organized and regular physical activity. Most sports team and individual sports satisfy this requirement.
- Adventurous Journey- participants develop an understanding of the environment, and the importance of working together in a team with a common purpose. It can be on foot, on bicycle, boat or on horseback by learning preparation, self- sufficiency and self- reliance.
- Bronze- 2 days/ 1 night. 6 hours of purposeful activity each day.
- Silver- 3 days/ 2 nights. 7 hours of purposeful activity each day.
- Gold- 4 days/ 3 nights. 8 hours of purposeful activity each day.
- Gold Residential Project- Only a requirement at Gold level. This 5 day/ 4 night project aims to broaden experience through living and working with others (who are not everyday companions). This project takes place over a period of five consecutive days or two weekends. It requires resilience, adaptability and consideration for others.
Get started on your Award today!
The DofE is available to all contestants ages 14 to 24. Its a fun and effective way to improve your skills and discover new experiences while earning a truly international honor given by the British Royal Family.