Have you decided what you’re doing for your DofE Skills section?

Six of our DofE Approved Activity Providers below want to show DofE participants, like you, about their exciting Skills opportunities that all count towards your Skills section.

From online cookery courses to music lessons, read on to find the right one for you.

For more opportunities from our AAPs, please visit the Opportunity Finder.

IBM SkillsBuild

IBM SkillsBuild offers 100s of free courses and certifications that you can now do to complete the Skills section of your Award including:

  • Preparing for your First Job
  • Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals
  • Explorations into Mindfulness

Just register your name and email address on the unique DofE SkillsBuild link and browse the available courses!

Lorna Wing Cookery

Take your skills from zero to hero with a one-to-one, start-when-you-want Introductory, Intermediate or Street Food course taught via Whatsapp. Learn how to rustle up busy-day breakfasts, comforting British one-pots, zingy Asian-inspired noodles, moreish Mediterranean pasta sauces, vibrant veggie dishes, classic Sunday roasts and some delectable desserts and sweet treats.




Want to do something a little out there for your Skills section?

Stand out from the crowd by helping record and upload real-life interviews from family, friends, and neighbours and help create cherished family heirlooms for future generations!

Extraordinary stories told by the people who lived through them! FIND OUT MORE!

Kaz Type Limited

Learn to touch type online in an innovative and completely different way using our five copyrighted phrases. You won’t believe how quickly you will learn the skill.

Optional – sit a final assessment and gain a qualification that adds to your education record.


The KC Classroom

Discover the art of preparing mouth-watering and nourishing meals from scratch, all while acquiring an essential life skill! Join us as we guide you through our comprehensive video tutorials, providing step-by-step instructions.

Every Friday, showcase your culinary creations and receive expert assessment on your progress!



Debate Mate

Learn to debate like a pro in our weekly clubs! Pick from a range of courses covering everything from debating and entrepreneurship to journalism and current affairs. Grow your confidence, develop key communication skills, meet new friends, and have fun!




Learn the highly sought-after life skill of computer coding using Python, one of the most popular coding languages on the planet. Including real-time tutor-led support being provided in a LIVE! online classroom environment!




Chartered Insurance Institute

Want to understand and be more competent in various areas of personal finance?

Take part in our 13-week programme and you’ll learn an important life skill. Gain feedback as you progress through the programme from one of our finance professionals!