There are three levels of programme you can do which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The main differences between them are the minimum length of time they take to complete, how challenging they are and the minimum age you can start.
To find out what is required to achieve a Bronze, Silver and Gold DofE Award, click on the link below or download our timescales PDF.
See our timescales at a glance: timescales_pictorialMore info on levels and timescales
More than 1,800 organisations across the UK – including schools, colleges, universities, youth clubs, the Scouts and Guides, young offender institutions and businesses – help to run over 13,200 DofE centres.
DofE programmes are delivered under special licence to ensure they meet specific standards and you’ll be supported by a DofE Leader who offers advice and encouragement. Everyone involved is focused on helping you have experiences that will shape your future.
If you’d like to know how to become a Licensed Organisation or a volunteer, check out our Run the DofE section.Find your nearest DofE centre