DofE Insights

The DofE can be life-changing, opening up a world of possibilities to young people across the UK. By personally tailoring each Award programme, the DofE is able to level the playing field and celebrate the achievements of young people from all backgrounds.

Last year over 270,000 young people, including 50,000 from disadvantaged backgrounds, started their DofE journey. Our DofE Insight Visits give you the chance to hear some of their extraordinary stories and see the impact on a grassroots level.

You’ll meet the dedicated volunteers who run the DofE and hear what inspires them to guide these young people through Bronze, Silver and Gold. DofE Insight Visits are run at locations across the UK to showcase some of the most unique and innovative DofE groups, demonstrating how it operates in state secondary schools, youth clubs, prisons and Young Offender Institutions.


“Diversity runs through every part of the DofE and those of us who have been fortunate to attend your events have never failed to be very moved
by the experiences we hear about.”
David Gold
Director of Public Affairs and Policy, Royal Mail



2019 DofE Insight Visits


  • ednesday 17 April, 9.30 am – noon, HMYOI Feltham.  See the DofE in action in Feltham Young Offenders Institution. Meet the staff who run our programme there and learn about the benefits it has for young offenders.
  • Wednesday 19 June, 1.45pm – 3.30pm, Central Foundation Girls’ School, Bow, London. See how the DofE is operated in this inner city school, in one of the most deprived areas of London. Meet the teachers who make it happen, and join their students as they learn more about the Expedition section, and reflect of their journeys.

Further DofE Insights Visits to a variety of schools, special schools, youth groups and young offenders institutions will be confirmed shortly.

For more information, please contact [email protected].

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