Duke of Edinburgh's Award


If your son / daughter has enrolled on the Duke of Edinburgh award, please go to the School VLE to access help and key documents: https://tarporleyhigh.sharepoint.com/sites/ths-enrichment


The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a great chance for students to broaden their horizons, discover new interests and talents, have fun with friends, develop essential skills for their future and achieve an internationally renowned Award. The DofE is non-competitive and open to all young people – it's about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries.

Through their award students will make friends and memories and build traits like confidence, resilience and self-esteem, which can benefit mental health. They’ll gain skills and attributes for work and life, like problem-solving, team-working, self-motivation and resilience– and they’ll achieve an Award that’s recognised and sought after by universities and employers and can help them stand out from a crowd.



To achieve the Award, you select and set objectives in each of the following areas: (five for the Gold Award):

  • Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community.
  • Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities.
  • Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests.
  • Expedition: planning, training for and completing an expedition.

Every young person’s DofE programme is personal to them – they can choose what they’d like to do for their Skills, Volunteering and Physical sections, and most activities can count. We will provide guidance and support, and students can either choose to continue an activity they already do or discover something completely new. Activity ideas can be found on the Duke of Edinburgh website here: https://www.dofe.org/do/ideas/

Pupils should complete one hour a week for each activity over a set period of time, so they can fit around studying, hobbies and social lives. 



The Expedition section involves passing a qualifying expedition where pupils are assessed against the 20 Duke of Edinburgh conditions which can be found here: https://www.dofe.org/20conditions/

In preparation for this pupil’s will have completed a practise expedition and two trainings days which take place during standard school hours.

  • Day 1: First aid, Health & Safety, Packing, Food & Equipment
  • Day 2: Navigation & Route Planning



eDofE and the DofE app

Participants can create their DofE programme and record their progress using eDofE, the DofE’s digital system, available online at eDofE.org and through the DofE app – downloadable for free from Google Play and the App Store. 

Once enrolled, we will set up their eDofE account and they will receive details of how to sign in and get started.

Please visit www.dofe.org for further information on the award.


Contact details

Mrs S Gregg, Duke of Edinburgh School Co-ordinator


eDofE Set Up and Start Your Account PDF

DofE - Kit List PDF

DofE - Completing Your Activities PDF

Learn Outdoors - Tips for Success PDF

Participants DofE Checklist PDF