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Special Needs participants on the Duke of Edinburgh's Award who take part through the Hounslow Youth Centre, London play rugby in a nearby park, learn makaton, how to cook on a trangia stove and fill in their eDofE, 22nd April 2015

Photography by Fergus Burnett

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Costs and timescales

The DofE endeavours to keep your costs down so the current Welcome Pack, which includes the participation fee, is £19 for the Bronze Award, £19 for Silver and £26 for Gold. There may be additional costs for activities and Licensed Organisations that run the DofE, such as schools, may add a small fee to cover their costs. Everyone receives a DofE Reward Card to get discounts on things like kit and expeditions don’t need to be expensive.

Activities for each DofE section take a minimum of one hour a week over a set period of time, so they can be fitted in around academic study, hobbies and social lives. Development and regular progress must be shown and all activities must be completed by the participant’s 25th birthday.

See our timescales at a glance

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