Welcome to DofE Direct

Your Gold DofE journey starts here. Your DofE Direct Leaders are Kelly and Jez who are on hand to help you with anything about your Award in office hours Mon-Fri between 9.00 - 16.30.

T: 01753 727 474/444/404
M: 07342 068 791 - call or text
E: [email protected]

Need help choosing an activity?

Take a look at our programme ideas for inspiration. If you did a previous Award level, you can choose the same activity for Gold, but you need to show development so it’s best to try something new.

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Find an opportunity

Use our Opportunity Finder to locate an expedition or residential from one of our Approved Activity Providers (AAPs). We’ve complied some AAPs which offer over 18 DofE Direct Gold specific expedition opportunities and free or affordable residential opportunities. There’s also information about how you can volunteer remotely.

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How do I log my activities?

If you don’t know how to log your Spanish lessons, gym workout or park run, then take a look at some examples here.

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Become more employable with the DofE

Whatever your career goals are, don’t forget that doing your DofE will have equipped you with a range of skills that will have made you more employable and are extremely attractive to colleges, universities and employers.

Interview tips

Got yourself a job interview? That means they liked what they saw on your CV. Now’s your chance to really impress. And who better than Deborah Meaden, entrepreneur and Dragon’s’ Den investor, to share tips on how your DofE skills and experience can help you make a great impression.