The DofE’s Expedition Assessor Accreditation Scheme (EAAS) is the national training route to becoming an accredited Expedition Assessor. Complete the EAAS if you wish to assess DofE expeditions.
The benefits of being an Accredited Expedition Assessor:
– have a clear understanding of your role and responsibilities as an Expedition Assessor.
– increase your knowledge of the Expedition section.
– have the opportunity to network with other Expedition Assessors.
– achieve a nationally recognised DofE accreditation and Expedition Assessor’s ID card.
– receive a DofE Card, which gives you a discount at five great retailers.
– have been trained to assess in a variety of situations and locations across the UK.
The EAAS trains and accredits people who want to assess Bronze, Silver and Gold expeditions in the UK.
There are a number of steps towards achieving accreditation:
Those applying to attend an EAAS training course (see the Opportunity Finder) must be at least 18 years old. They will need to complete the DofE’s online e-induction training module and have the letter of completion.Enter e-induction
2: Pre-course learning
Complete the EAAS pre-course e-learning training module, covering the role of the Expedition Assessor.Enter EAAS
Gold and Bronze/Silver Wild County pre-course learning:Enter EAAS Gold Assessor
Those wishing to assess Gold expeditions, or Bronze/Silver expeditions in wild country, will also need to complete the Gold Expedition Assessor e-learning module.
3. Expedition Assessors Training Course
Complete a one day course covering all the parts of the role and responsibilities of Expedition Assessors. For forthcoming EAAS training courses please visit the Opportunity Finder.Find EAAS training course
4: Registration and Accreditation
After completing the EAAS course, Trainee Assessors must register with a LO/AAP/Network. This can be done through accessing your eDofE account (that you used to book on to your EAAS course) and requesting registration and completing the information required. For those unable to do this electronically a paper based form is available.Assessors Application Form
Trainee Assessors must have the appropriate outdoor skills or qualifications (as required by a Licensed Organisation/Assessor Network/Approved Activity Provider). For Gold only, familiarity with at least one area of Gold expedition operation is required. They must adhere to their LO/AN/AAP safeguarding policies and may require a criminal records disclosure check.
Upon accreditation, Assessors will be given an ID card, certificate and ID card holder. The current fee for accreditation and reaccreditation is £5.20 (check with your Regional/Country office, as some may charge a different amount).
All Expedition Assessors need to be reaccredited every five years. This can be done by completing the Reaccreditation Application Form.Reaccreditation Application Form
The Expedition Assessors registration form (EAAS/12) was introduced in December 2012 in order to ensure that:
– all Expedition Assessors are positively linked to any organisation they assess for. Assessors must be accredited with or registered to every organisation
assess for (Expedition Assessors cannot be ‘freelance’).
– Licensed Organisations (LOs) are made aware that they are responsible for any Assessor who assesses expeditions for them.
– Expedition Assessors (and LOs) are aware they do not assess for the DofE directly, unless they are a Network Assessor, they assess for the LO.
– LOs have suitable insurance and other procedures available to cover Assessors. By signing the EAAS/12 LOs are confirming that they are responsible for the
Expedition Assessors whilst they are assessing on their behalf.
DofE Managers/AAP Managers:
Please ensure that all Assessors who assess for you have completed an EAAS/12 in time for their next assessment with you.
If you assess for more than one LO (or think you might assess for them at some point), fill out an EAAS/12 for each one and send to the DofE Manager, AAP Manager or Assessor Network Co-ordinator.