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:

School of Outdoors Tel: 07921 073 430 Email

The full Gold package is £385, this includes training, practice and qualifying. Instalments available

Rock the Boat  Tel: 07590 686 913 Email

Practice expeditions start from April 2019: £300+VAT  Instalments available 
Qualifying expeditions start from July 2019: £300+VAT Instalments available 

Zest for Adventure Tel: 01525 850 368/07900 410 327 Email

Practice expeditions start from June 2019: £300 Instalments available 
Qualifying expeditions start from July 2019: £300 Instalments available 

First4adventure Email

Practice expeditions start from April 2019: £275+VAT Instalments available 
Qualifying expeditions start from July 2019: £275+VAT Instalments available 


Free or cheap residential opportunities under £100:  

Double check our Residential_Checklist or just ask us if you have a specific question.

A guide to getting started with eDofE

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.

Gold Award Presentation May 2019 

Congratulations to our DofE Direct Gold Award holders! Here they all are at Buckingham Palace 🙂

Contact us

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

E: [email protected]

What's new?

03/06/2019: Did you know? If you’re a parent and looking for a residential, then the YHA can potentially accommodate your children. Get in touch with them directly for more info. 

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

01/03/19: Remote Volunteering? Missing Maps is a great way to do this





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