The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of activities for anyone aged 14-24. Doing their DofE gives young people the opportunity to experience nw activities or develop existing skills. There are three progressive levels of programme which when successfully completed lead to a Bronze, Silver and Gold Award. Young people create their own DofE programme by choosing a volunteering, physical, skills activity going on an expedition and, for their Gold only, taking part in a residential activity.
The DofE is a national youth charity that operates throughout the UK. Thurrock Council is a Licenced Organisation providing secondary schools in the area as well as some voluntary groups, the opportunity to deliver the DofE under their licence.