Maximise the potential of the DofE

Offering The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) within your school, college or university can provide a range of benefits, not just for the young people taking part, but for the whole community. 

It is well recognised by leading employers that achieving a DofE Award equips young people with a range of skills to enhance their employment prospects.

However, schools, colleges and universities offering the DofE have found the benefits to be wide-ranging; from acknowledgement during Ofsted inspections, to enhanced staff engagement and development. Students who have been difficult to engage in a classroom environment find it easier to relate to teachers (and vice versa) and volunteering within the school and in the community often brings a greater sense of cohesion and community.

  • To find out more about delivering the DofE in your organisation, click here.
  • DofE frequently features positively in Ofsted inspections. Find out more here.
  • Already delivering DofE in your school? Visit the schools calendar for tips and advice on maximising DofE delivery in your school.



“The importance of the DofE to Bohunt cannot be overstated. At a school level it gives us an aspirational partner to work with; at a staff level it provides a community of people committed to development and excellence; at a student level it provides a wealth of experiences, some new, some hard, all exciting, that help them now and in the future.” Neil Strowger, Headteacher, Bohunt School, Hampshire


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