We’ve pulled together lots of useful resources to help you plan and deliver the DofE over the next academic year. These resources highlight the temporary programme changes that are in place until 31 July 2021, and provide practical support and suggestions for you and your participants.

1. Planning

These resources can be used to plan your DofE delivery, and may be especially useful if you’re managing multiple cohorts of young people this year.

2. Getting started

Once you’ve recruited your new cohort, these resources will encourage participants to accurately record their activities.

3. eDofE

Share our eDofE remote launch with participants to get them logged in for the first time.

Use our online resources for any eDofE queries, from amending section start dates to approving activity change requests.

Don’t forget that you can also use the eDofE Support chat function for any specific queries.

4. Volunteering, Physical and Skills sections

During and in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, participants who complete their Volunteering, Physical and Skills sections will also receive a DofE Certificate of Achievement – a formal recognition, by the DofE, of their efforts at this extraordinary time.

Volunteering section

As a temporary programme change, participants can volunteer for family members, for example by mentoring or coaching younger siblings. As with all DofE activities, they should be structured and help the participant to meet the benefits and outcomes of the Volunteering section.

Participants can choose from a variety of activities which are outlined in these handy resources:

Physical section

Participants can choose from a variety of activities which are outlined in these handy resources:

Skills section

Participants can choose from a variety of activities which are outlined in these handy resources:

5. Expedition section

We’ve made a number of temporary rule changes to the Expedition section. These changes will help LOs and AAPs to run expeditions to support 2020’s new cohort of participants and those young people whose expeditions have been delayed.

For further resources to support the delivery of expedition training, have a look at our expedition resources page.

6. Residential section

We’ve also made a number of temporary rule changes to the Residential section. These include:

  • Residentials can be run with a minimum of four participants. This is to allow for single bedrooms for those providers who have limited bedrooms/facilities.
  • The residential experience can be split over two weekends if needed.
    • Participants should aim to arrive before dinner on Friday evening and leave after 3pm on Sunday.
    • Both parts must be complete within one year.
    • Participants should be taking part in the same type of activity over each weekend, but each part can be with different people.

The following resources might be helpful in finding a suitable residential:

7. Completion

Support your participants and staff/volunteers to sign off sections promptly by using the following resources:

We’ve also developed a recruitment toolkit, drawing together lots of resources to help you let potential participants, parents and carers know all about the DofE and encourage them to get involved. Take a look.