Over the course of a two-year review, we’ve spoken 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 – the 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’re refreshing the requirements for planning and doing DofE expeditions to offer more flexibility and choice.

Check out new guidance and resources below.

All current temporary changes remain in place until the end of October 2023. From November 2023, the new Expedition rules will be in place.

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. 


Frequently asked questions about the new Expedition changes.


Practical downloads and resources to help you deliver DofE expeditions.

Opportunity Finder

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