Start your DofE Adventure

Try new experiences, make new friends and show everybody what you can do

Begin your journey

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) is for young people between the ages of 14 and 25. You will gain new experiences, meet new people, challenge yourself and have fun. Take part in activities to gain new skills and build confidence.

There are three Award programmes:

  • Bronze Award – for young people aged 14+ years
  • Silver Award – for young people aged 15+ years
  • Gold Award – for young people aged 16+ years

What's involved?

You will carry out a personal programme of volunteering, skills, physical activities and expeditions.

Activities and Awards

What does it cost?

You can enrol on DofE for as little as £30, with funding available for expeditions and activities.

Costs and funding

How do I start?

The first step on your DofE Adventure is to sign up with one of your local DofE Centres.

Find a DofE Centre

Gold Residential

If you are taking your Gold Award, you will undertake a shared residential activity away from home for 5 days.

Upcoming residential activities

Open Expeditions

A programme of open expeditions for those unable to complete their expeditions section with their school or DofE Centre.

Upcoming open expeditions

Become a Volunteer

Transform young people's lives through volunteering for one of our DofE Centres or open expeditions; there's a role just right for you.

Become a Volunteer

Speak to a DofE Adviser

At every stage of your journey, Hampshire DofE Advisers are on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Find a Hampshire DofE Adviser