Duke of Edinburgh's (DofE) Award

The DofE Award encourages young people to take on an exciting challenge and find their true potential.

It does not matter who you are or where you’re from, to sign up for DofE challenge or adventure you need:

  • to be aged between 14 and 24 years old
  • ready for a challenge.

The award will offer:

  • individual challenge
  • encouragement for young people to start exciting activities in their free time.

There are 3 levels to the award: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each level has 4 sections to complete, 5 for the Gold award. These include:

  • volunteering
  • physical
  • skills
  • expeditions
  • residential.

Find out more about the DofE award

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Medway

Medway Youth Service offer the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme and is run by experienced, qualified and enthusiastic staff who can help you to organise activities and complete the award. The staff can work will all levels of ability and can adapt the training to meet the needs of those taking part.

Young people come from all over Medway to prepare for their award and the expeditions. So, if you are looking at doing your award and your school does not offer the opportunity, then the Youth Service will be able to help at one of our centres.

The programme is run at:

  • Parkwood Youth Centre, Rainham
  • Strood Youth Centre, Strood
  • Woodlands Youth Centre, Gillingham
  • venues in Rochester.

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