About the DofE Award

“The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has helped countless young people on their sometimes difficult path to adulthood.” HRH The Duke of Edinburgh KG KT.

For the past seven decades, the Duke of Edinburgh Award charity has inspired and transformed the lives of millions of young people from all walks of life. From volunteering to physical activities, life skills to expeditions, achieving a DofE Award is a passport to a brighter future, valued by employers and universities.

There are three levels to the programme you can do which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The main differences between them are the minimum length of time they take to complete, how challenging they are, and the minimum age you can start. View the completion timescales (PDF, 171KB, 1 page).