To complete your award, you will carry out a personal programme of activities in the following sections:
- Overview of all sections
- Programme ideas: Volunteering section
- Programme ideas: Skills section
- Programme ideas: Physical section
- Video of ideas for Residential section
Activities for each DofE section take a minimum of one hour a week over a set period of time. You can fit your activities around academic study, hobbies and your social life.
All activities must be completed by your 25th birthday.
|Expedition||2 days/1 night|
In addition, you must complete 3 additional months in volunteering, physical or skills.
|Physical and skills||One section for 6 months and the other for 3 months|
|Expedition||3 days/2 nights|
If you didn't complete your Bronze Award, you must undertake a further 6 months in either volunteering or the longer section of physical/skills.
|Physical and skills||One section for 12 months and the other for 6 months|
|Expedition||4 days/3 nights|
|Residential||5 days/4 nights|
If you didn't complete a Silver Award, you must undertake a further 6 months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections.
You will upload evidence of your activities to the eDofE online portal. The evidence counts towards approval of your Award.
If you are taking your Gold Award, you will undertake a shared residential activity away from home for 5 days.
Receiving your DofE Award
Bronze and Silver Awards
Once you have completed your programme of activities, and your Award has been approved, Hampshire County Council will send you:
- a letter congratulating you on your Award
- a badge
- an invitation to an annual presentation evening held in your district
If you are unable to attend the presentation evening, contact [email protected] to request your certificate be sent to you.
Before you can complete your Gold Award, you will be asked to complete some extra details in eDofE. Once you have supplied these details, you will receive an invitation to the DofE Gold Award presentation at St James' Palace.
The Hampshire Forum also offer an annual Gold Award presentation during the summer in Winchester, you will receive an invitation to attend this presentation in the summer after you have completed your Gold Award, via your DofE Centre.