Welcome to DofE Direct
Your Gold journey starts here
If you did a previous level, you can choose the same activity for Gold, but you need to show development in it. It’s best to try something new!
Need help choosing an activity? Take a look at our Programme ideas
How to find an expedition or residential opportunity
Use our Opportunity Finder to locate an expedition or residential from one of the DofE’s Approved Activity Providers (AAPs). You can filter by cost and location.
Or try the below AAPs which offer over 18 DofE Direct Gold specific expedition opportunities:
Free or cheap residential opportunities under £100:
Double check our Residential_Checklist or just ask us if you have a specific question.
Use your DofE to make you more employable
Do you want to help?
If you’re an apprentice then your colleagues can also get involved, refer them to DofE Direct.
Your DofE Direct Leaders, Nina, Kelly and Jez.
We’re here to help so ask us anything about your Award.
T: 01753 727 474/444/404
between 9:00 – 16:30
Mon – Fri
M: 07342 068 791
Text or call
21/05/2019: More Skill ideas, check out U:Bee from money management to understanding bees
16/05/2019: Fancy doing First Aid for your Skills section? St John Ambulance have launched a cool toolkit> Take a look here
15/05/2019: It was great to see all our DofE Direct participants at Buckingham Palace on Monday! Check out our Twitter page @DofEOps for photos. You should all feel really proud 🙂
03/05/2019: Another remote way to do your Volunteering via The Mix
18/04/2019: Check out Phoebe’s vlog about her Residential week in Tenerife
31/03/19: We signed up a record 357 DofE Direct participants this financial year and hope many more will join!
27/03/19: We look forward to meeting Patience B, Zoe G, Yasser K, Helen P and many more of you at Buckingham Palace Gardens to receive your Gold on 13th May!
15/03/19: Well done Megan L who achieved her Gold Award with DofE Direct. We look forward to meeting you at the Palace
12/03/19: Carl B has just the expedition left to complete, you’re nearly there Carl
10/03/19: Our price will increase from £50 to £75 from 1 April, if your friends are interested in signing up then let them know
01/03/19: Remote Volunteering? Missing Maps is a great way to do this