Welcoming young people to the DofE

We want young people and their families to feel inspired and excited by the DofE from the very first moment they hear our name.

That’s why we’re launching some brilliant new tools and content to transform how we welcome young people and their parents and carers — and give them more digital support throughout their programme.

To start with, we’ve created nine short films and presentation templates to help you bring the DofE to life. The films feature fantastic participants and parents telling their DofE stories in their own words.

Our new films

There are three types of films for each Award level:

  • Start your DofE: Show them in assemblies or other meetings to get young people excited about signing up for their DofE. They’re also great for social media.
  • Choose your activities: These are ideal for recruitment, but also perfect for meetings or assemblies where you’re welcoming new starters to the DofE or motivating current participants to choose their activities or progress to the next Award level.
  • What will your son or daughter get out of the DofE?: These films give a parent’s perspective on the DofE — so they’re great for showing to parents or carers of potential participants, or sharing with the family of participants who are considering progressing to the next level.

You can stream the films from this page or our YouTube channel, download them to your laptop or PC using the links below, or share links with parents and participants so they can watch in their own time. You can also download recruitment presentation templates below, right-click on the links to save files to your computer.

Find out more about the films and how you can use them.

Bronze

Start your DofE

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Find out about Lavine’s Bronze DofE and inspire other young people to do theirs.

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Choose your activities

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Hear from Elle and other DofE participants introducing Bronze.

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What will your son or daughter get out of the DofE?

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Discover what Carys’ dad thinks about her Bronze DofE.

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Silver

Start your DofE

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Follow Hussein as he begins his Silver programme.

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Choose your activities

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Watch Elle and others explain what’s involved in achieving a Silver Award.

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What will your son or daughter get out of the DofE?

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See what Silver Award holder Aman’s mum thinks of his achievement.

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Gold

Start your DofE

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See Jess embark on her Gold DofE programme and encourage others to do the same.

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Choose your activities

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Find out from Elle and other young people about what it takes to achieve a Gold Award.

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What will your son or daughter get out of the DofE?

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Hear from Jess’s proud dad about how she achieved her Gold Award.

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Recruitment presentation templates

The films also feature in our new downloadable recruitment presentation templates — a four-minute introduction to the DofE and a more detailed eight-minute overview.

Four-minute presentation:

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Silver

Gold

Eight-minute presentation:

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Gold

If there’s no internet access in the venue where you’re giving your presentation, the following templates have the films embedded in them (please note they are large files).

Four-minute presentation:

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Eight-minute presentation:

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Silver

Gold

Find out more about the films and how you can use them.