Blog 10.08.20

How to: assess an activity remotely

Young girl on mobile phone

The COVID-19 outbreak has had a big impact on young people’s lives – affecting their social lives, education, work and future opportunities.

The focus and motivation provided by keeping their DofE activities going at this time, including over summer, can have real benefits for their mental and physical health.

Many participants have adapted their activities or changed to new ones so they can continue their DofE during social distancing – so it’s important they can stay in touch with you during this time.

There are many ways that participants can keep you up to date with their progress, even if you can’t see them in person.

In the first instance, please speak to the young person you’re assessing to decide on the best method of communication. For example, they could use email, drop off paper copies of their evidence to you, or speak on the phone to tell you what they have been doing for their section.

They can record their evidence in various ways, including:

– Activity logs

– Photographs or videos

– Written reflections or a diary

– Screenshots e.g. a running route on Strava

Uploading your Assessor’s Report

We know social distancing makes it more difficult to use physical Assessors’ cards – so, to help, we’ve made it easier to upload Assessors’ Reports online.

Once the young person has completed their section, please upload your Report to our newly updated page.

For up-to-date information on how you can support young people to do their DofE at this time, keep an eye on DofE With A Difference and your regular DofE emails.