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


  • Thursday 28 February, 1.15 – 2.45 pm: see the DofE in action at Cricket Green School, Mitcham. Cricket Green is a Special School, whose students all have additional support needs. Meet those doing their DofE, and the teachers and volunteers who support them.
  • Tuesday 12 March, 2.00 - 3.15pm:  St Mark’s CE Academy, Mitcham has a number of students who are refugees. Doing their DofE is part of their integration into the community. You will meet them and learn more about the impact this is having on their lives.
  • Wednesday 20 March, 2.00 – 4.00pm: see the DofE in action at King Solomon’s Academy, an ARK Academy in London NW1. You will find out about the exciting journeys of young people doing their Bronze and Gold DofE, and learn about the impact of doing this on their lives both in and out of school.

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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