Northern Ireland Expedition Notification Process

All unaccompanied practice and qualifying DofE expeditions must have an Expedition Notification Number.

All participants undertaking expeditions should be registered on eDofE before notification forms are submitted.

From 1 January 2016 the DofE/JAI NI Office will issue expedition notification numbers to all groups for expeditions taking place in Northern Ireland.

If your group is registered with the Education Authority (previously Education and Library Boards) for DofE/JAI activity please click here to read more about your expedition notification process.

If your group is NOT registered with the Education Authority (previously Education and Library Boards) for DofE/JAI activity please click here to read more about your expedition notification process.

Expeditions provided by Approved Activity Providers

DofE/JAI centres must obtain permission to use an AAP from their LO prior to the start of training or an expedition. LO approval is required for all unaccompanied practice and qualifying DofE/JAI expeditions.

Green Forms for AAP expeditions

If your centre is registered with the Education Authority please send your form to the person you would previously have submitted these to as detailed above.

Blue Forms for AAP expeditions

Send your Blue Form, route cards, maps/tracings and details of the Expedition voucher (if an Assessor is required) to the person you would previously have submitted these to as detailed above. Once approved the LO will then send the Blue Form, route cards, maps/tracings to: Esther Finch at [email protected] or by post to AAP Blue Form, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Gulliver House, Madeira Walk, Windsor, SL4 1EU.

Expedition Assessors

DofE/JAI expeditions must be assessed by an accredited DofE Expedition Assessor registered by the DofE and/or your LO. If you need an Assessor and your LO is unable to provide one you will need to purchase an expedition voucher through ASL and send along with your Green Form, route cards, maps/tracings.

Further information on DofE/JAI Expedition requirements

– Further information on DofE/JAI expedition requirements can be found in the DofE Leaders Handbook and the DofE Expedition Guide.

– Details of the 20 conditions which each expedition must meet.

– Details on applying for a variation can be found here.

– We have also produced a guide to completing Notification Forms and a checklist.