Over the course of a two-year review, we spoke to thousands of young people, parents and carers, DofE staff and, crucially, DofE Managers, Leaders and other volunteers – the experts who know better than anyone how to support their young people’s individual needs while running the DofE. What we heard was that – for many young people –increased flexibility made them feel able to do their DofE when they might not have before. More flexibility led to more innovation and greater inclusion – for example, for young people with SEND requirements.

As a result of this feedback, we refreshed the requirements for planning and doing DofE expeditions to offer more flexibility and choice.

Check out the guidance and resources below. The new Expedition rules have been in place since 1 November 2023.

Expedition Guide 2024

Our new digital Expedition Guide is here! You told us you’d like a more accessible and shareable guide, so the new digital version is designed to be more user-friendly and easier to navigate.

Case Studies

Case studies from DofE centres on how they’ve used the new changes to run expeditions that best suit the needs of their group.

Expedition Requirements

Everything you need to know about the new set of inclusive and accessible Expedition Requirements.


To help you keep supporting participants we’ve created an e-learning module that explains the updated expedition section.

Expedition Requirements Infographic

 This infographic will help you understand the changes and the new Expedition Requirements. 

Expedition changes FAQs

Frequently asked questions about the new Expedition changes.

General Expedition FAQs
Frequently asked questions about the General Expedition section.

Practical downloads and resources to help you deliver DofE expeditions.

Opportunity Finder

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