Duke of Edinburgh

The DofE award is a flexible programme that help to develop young people for life and work. Wade Deacon is a Direct Licensed Centre and as such offers the opportunity for our students to take part in the Bronze and Silver Awards.

Bronze

In year 10 students can apply to take part in the Bronze Award which consists of 4 sections; Volunteering, Skill, Physical and Expedition. Students must do a minimum of 3 months activity for each section.

Volunteering Physical Skills Expedition
3 Months 3 Months 3 Months Plan, train for and undertake a 2 day, 1 night expedition.

All participants must undertake a further 3 months in the Volunteering, Physical or Skills section.

Silver

In year 11 students can move onto the Silver Award. This starts once their Bronze Award has finished and is completed in the summer with the expedition section after the GCSE exam season. Students need to do at least 6 months Volunteering and a minimum of 6 months on either Physical or Skills and 3 months on the other. It’s up to the individual student which one they do for longer.

Volunteering Physical Skills Expedition
3 Months One section for 6 months and the other section for 3 months Plan, train for and undertake a 3 day, 2 night expedition.

Direct entry students must undertake a further 6 months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections.

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