Do your DofE

“Doing my DofE is one of the best experiences I’ve had in my life.” Toni Ann Wood, Bronze, Silver and Gold Award holder

Toni Ann knows first-hand how the DofE broadens horizons, skills and friendships – now it’s your turn. A fun and rewarding journey where you’ll grow in confidence and become more independent, achieving a DofE Award opens doors to education and employment opportunities for any young person. Volunteer, get fit, learn, go on expeditions… it’s one amazing adventure after another that you’ll never forget. What are you waiting for?

Aged 14 to 24? Do your DofE

Aged 14 to 24? Do your DofE

The DofE is all about going the extra mile – gaining new skills, pushing yourself physically, helping others and exploring new territories. At the same time, you’ll gather friendships, experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.

It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from, as long as you’re 14 to 24, you can choose the activities that motivate you and go on your own personal journey. We know from other participants that the DofE helps you stand out from the crowd when you apply for college, university or jobs. Ready to find out what the DofE could do for you?

Find your local DofE group
Aged 16-24 and at college/uni? Do your DofE

Aged 16-24 and at college/uni? Do your DofE

College or university is not just about lectures, assignments and exams.

It’s also about making friends, trying new experiences, being active and healthy or pursuing an interest or activity. The DofE takes you into a place where you’ll push yourself and have amazing new experiences.

You’ll build confidence, resilience, skills and friendship groups and have a brilliant time doing it. It gives you the added benefit of gaining a competitive edge as employers regard a DofE Award highly so it will help open the right doors for you.,Many of  the skills  you gain can be  applied to your studies as well as your personal and social development. 

Some colleges have a DofE centre, or there may be a centre nearby that’s open to anyone – contact your DofE Regional/Country Office to find your nearest centre.  if you’re 18 or over, and there’s no centre at or near your college, you can enrol directly with the DofE and receive online and telephone support from staff at its Head Office.

Find your local DofE group from our DofE Offices
DofE Direct - Gold for 18+

DofE Direct - Gold for 18+

DofE Direct is a new way for anyone aged 18 – 24, who hasn’t got access to a local DofE centre to do their Gold DofE programme through an online portal. With the support of a DofE Leader over telephone or email, young people can now access their account at any time via eDofE and fit their DofE programme in around their busy lifestyle.

A Gold DofE Award holds a lot of value. 100 top employers in the UK including British Gas and Heathrow stated that they recognise the value of a DofE Award and want DofE alumni in their companies.

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Parents and carers

Parents and carers

Imagine giving your child the opportunity to be the very best they can be. Introduce them to the DofE and they’ll gain valuable skills, have incredible experiences and make friends for life.

Open to anyone aged 14 to 24 (not just fans of the great outdoors), the DofE encourages teamwork and social interaction and helps young people to stand out from the crowd when applying for university and jobs.

Our Welcome Pack and online system, eDofE, make the whole process really smooth and you can rest assured that your child’s safety is a priority. Time to find out more?

Find your nearest DofE centre

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