DofE Approved Activity Providers (AAPs) offer a range of services to support DofE groups to deliver expeditions, in line with government and National Governing Body guidance.

All our AAPs offer opportunities that meet the sectional requirements, provide training, supervision, assessment, and reports on eDofE.

Take a look at how six of our DofE Approved Activity Providers for the Expedition section would like to support DofE Leaders and volunteers, like you.

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

Zest for Adventure

As specialist expedition providers, our mission is to introduce people of all ages to adventure activities, with a high-quality, safe and enjoyable outdoor experience. We deliver great-value, professional and well-planned programmes to Participants completing their Bronze, Silver and Gold Expeditions. Staffed by experienced and enthusiastic education instructors, you’ll find yourself helping the community, getting fitter and developing on skills you never knew you had!

Sam Sykes

Powered by over 50 years of family experience, we work with leading schools in the UK and overseas to deliver exceptional expeditions.

‘The Rolls Royce of expedition providers’ – WHGS Manchester
‘Overall fantastic experience!’ – Eaton Square
‘Excellent as Always!’ – Queen Annes School Caversham
‘The Sam Sykes team have been incredible’ – Coopers Coburn

Off Grid Adventures

We specialise in the delivery of the expedition section of the award alongside overnight camps and activity days for schools and colleges. Contact us to find out how we can work in partnership with you to create fun, accessible, high quality expeditions, camps and activity days to fit your school or college needs.



Morning Star Trust

Come aboard the Morning Star Trust’s 11 meter yachts. Experience awesome, challenging, exhilarating, life changing offshore sailing. Marvel at nature in the raw, maybe dolphins, whales, seals and incredible rock formations. Learn nautical navigation, sailing, steering and gain the RYA Competent Crew qualification. Affordable with means tested Bursaries.


Ridgeline Adventures

Ridgeline Adventures specialise in supporting schools with the delivery of safe and exciting expeditions at all levels. We pride ourselves on providing high quality equipment and experienced instructors to support students through their Expedition. Get in touch today to discuss the opportunities available. We look forward to hearing from you.


Wildside Outdoors

At Wildside Outdoors, we get outstanding feedback on our expeditions, which are designed around schools’ needs and participants’ experiences. Our fantastic instructors have bags of experience and take time to understand your needs. We can either run the entire expedition for you or help you plan the expedition and provide Instructors and Assessors as required – helping take the stress out of organising and running Bronze, Silver and Gold expeditions. Contact us for more info.