Welcome to the South West DofE Managers' page
We hope that you find useful information and resources here but, as always, if you have any further queries please do get in touch with us at [email protected].
As this page is for DofE Managers please can we ask that you do not share this link with anyone other than a DofE Manager.
In this term’s update:
- Expedition Assessor Bulletin
- SW Managers Facebook Page
- Bronze Expedition Trial
- eDofE Updates
- Gift Your Gear
- New Recommended Retailers
- License Fee Direct Debit Payment
- Countryside Code
- Staff Changes
Looking to get ahead for your next intake? Did you know that you can create participant eDofE accounts 2 months in advance of their start date? This allows you to promote, collect forms & payment to create participant accounts from July ready for them to start at the beginning of the new academic year. For further details please contact your Operations Officer.
Expedition Assessor Bulletin
If you are struggling to find an assessor, we send out a bulletin fortnightly during the main expedition season to assessors in the SW region who have signed up to receive them. If you would like to include your expedition in the bulletin please email the date, level, location and contact email for your expedition to Katie [email protected]
SW Managers Facebook Page
Check out the SW DofE Managers page on Facebook which a number of managers are already using. Please do use this to share resources, tips and handy hints with other local managers. https://bit.ly/2ECvkNy
Bronze Expedition Trial
A Bronze expedition trial has been launched in the last few weeks. For more information about the options for the trial and how to take part please visit the website: https://www.dofe.org/bronzeexpeditiontrial/
eDofE Directly Approve
Did you know that you can add ‘Directly Approve’ as a shortcut? Go to ‘My Settings’ & you can select 6 shortcuts for your home page.
eDofE Training You can now see all expedition assessors who are linked to your Licensed Organisation under ‘Training’ then ‘Training Search’. You can also see when they are due for reaccreditation. If you have any issues with this or have any questions please contact Tilly [email protected]
eDofE Gender Options & Password Reset Process
Participant Gender Options:
Participant now have four gender choices to identify with. Male, Female, In another way & Prefer not to say. Adults will now no longer need to set a gender when creating new participants.
Password Reset Process:
After extensive security testing the password reset process has changed. When a user requests a new temporary password, instead of being sent a temporary password users will need to follow a link sent via email to set a new password. As well as improving the security of eDofE, it should serve to mitigate the frustration of another user resetting your password by mistake (when they have entered the wrong username).
Gift Your Gear This organisation supports charities working with young people in the outdoors. They take donations of unwanted kit and offer them for free locally. It is worth following them on twitter as a number of our LO’s have received donations this way: https://twitter.com/giftyourgear
Recommended Retailers for Expedition Kit
Have you heard we have new discounts for participants and leaders? GO Outdoors, Blacks, Millets, Ultimate Outdoors and Tiso are now our DofE Recommended Retailers of Expedition Kit. Take a look at the DofE Shopping website for further details. https://www.dofeshopping.org/card/
Licence Fee Direct Debit
It is now possible to pay your DLC licence fee via direct debit. If you would like to get this set up please contact Catherine on [email protected]
There have already been a number of issues on Exmoor National Park this season with DofE groups leaving gates open as well as problems with littering. Please do ensure your groups adhere to the Countryside Code.
We’ve had a number of new staff join the SW team in the last few months. A staff chart is below which shows the new team.
Chris Hooper – Bath & NE Somerset
Hannah Trent – Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire
Alan Dodd – Cornwall & Plymouth
Vicky Day – Devon, Torbay
Victoria Hawkey – Swindon
Oliver Rice – Somerset, Gloucestershire
Chris Jamieson – Wiltshire, Bournemouth
Paddy Gilmore – SEN centres
Sarah Roberts – East Devon, Poole, Dorset
DLC Managers Meetings – 2017
We hope you enjoyed your day at the Manager Meeting. Here is a list of resources used or discussed in the meeting, available for you to download.
- 10 Step eDofE User Guide for Participants
- eDofE Leader Recorded Guide
- eDofE Management Toolkit for DLC
- eDofE Reporting Suite User Guide
- Programme Planner – preparation for eDofE
- eDofE Management Toolkit LOA
- Expedition Excitement Task 1 – Answers
- Expedition Excitement Task 2 – Answers
- Expedition Excitement Task 3 – Answers
- Volunteering with AAPs
- Residential Guide
Please note that if you are having problems accessing eDofE it is worth checking the status page accessed here
DofE Manager Meeting Powerpoint 2017
Here are the slides from the morning Regional Update: DofE Manager Powerpoint 2017
Programme Pandemonium Feedback
Click below for a list of the ideas compiled from the programme pandemonium workshop – worth looking over for some good ideas!