DofE adult volunteer training is changing. We’ve invested in an online learning platform for adult volunteers who deliver and support DofE programmes. Over the next few months, we’ll be transferring all learning to the new platform and introducing new learning pathways that include a mix of online modules and facilitated discussions. The first of our new learning pathways are now available to book.

Thank you to everyone who took part in our training consultations over the past couple of years as it’s your valuable insights that have led to this new platform and offer.

The learning platform lets you set your own pace and complete your learning on desktop and mobile apps, in a way that suits you.

The learning pathways are designed to reduce repetition, improve quality and offer flexible, engaging and accessible learning to help you in your role.

Throughout 2023 we’ll be working with you to continue to build our learning offer to ensure everyone has the knowledge, resources, and confidence to provide high-quality DofE programmes for young people. We will share more information with you as we go through this process.

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When can I start using the learning platform?

From today the content covered in our Introduction to the DofE and Expedition Assessor and Supervisor training will move onto the Learning Platform in a new format. We’ve broken the previous course content down into three new learning pathways (but the learning outcomes remain the same).

The first new learning pathways are:

Foundations Pathway:

Who is it for?
All those who are new to DofE who want to understand what the DofE Award is.

How long does it take?
There are five bite-size modules which take around 50 minutes to complete.

What’s involved?
This forms the foundation for all other learning, and as such is a pre-requisite for all pathways.

Delivering the DofE Pathway:

Who is it for?
Managers, Leaders and all those supporting the delivery of the DofE.

How long does it take?
From start to finish, the entire pathway should take no more than 2.5 hours.

What’s involved?
This replaces part 2 of the Introduction to the DofE. It’s delivered in four bite-sized modules which take around 40 minutes to complete, followed by a 90-minute facilitated discussion (bookable via the learning platform) and then a final assessment.


Expedition Assessor and Supervisor Pathway:

Who is it for?
Those who wish to be expedition Supervisors or Assessors.

How long does it take?
From start to finish, the entire pathway should take no more than 3.5 hours to complete.

What’s involved?
This consists of seven bite-sized modules taking approximately two hours, with a 90-minute facilitated discussion (bookable via the learning platform) and a final assessment. Those wishing to be an Expedition Assessor will still need to complete the post course knowledge check accessed via eDofE.


To book any of these new courses or the Award Verifier training please go to the Opportunity Finder and select the learning you need.

If you book Delivering the DofE or Expedition Assessor and Supervisor pathway and have not booked Foundations this will automatically be assigned to you unless you have completed Introduction to the DofE learning previously.

What happens once I’ve booked a learning pathway?
  1. Once you’ve booked one or more of the above pathways, you’ll be emailed an access link to the platform within 2 working days and assigned the relevant content, so it’s ready for you as soon as you access the platform.
  2. Click the “Take me there” link and you’ll then be asked to create a password.
  3. Once you’re on the Learning platform, we recommend you view the 2 orientation videos under the announcement banner, as these will show you around the platform.
  4. You’ll find the learning content assigned to you in the “Must Do” banner on the home page. Then you’re ready to get started!
How will the facilitated discussions work?

Delivering the DofE and Expedition Assessor and Supervisor pathways include a 90-minute Facilitated Discussion led by the UK Training Team. You’ll be prompted to book a session once the online learning has been completed. We’ll have sessions available at various times of day, including in evenings and at weekends.

There are a maximum of 15 spaces at each session. The discussions are designed to give you an opportunity to ask questions arising from the online learning and help you put the delivery of DofE programmes into context in your organisation.

For more information

Take a look at our FAQs. If your question isn’t answered, or if you’re having issues accessing or using the platform, you can visit the help pages, use the chat on the platform, or contact the UK Training Team.

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