Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh programme helps young people aged 14-24 develop skills and fulfil their potential
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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is for young people aged 14 to 24 years old. It is fun, adventurous, and helps you build skills, confidence and capability.

You work towards your Duke of Edinburgh alongside other things in life, like your school or college work and leisure activities. 

As you progress, you receive bronze, silver or gold awards. 

What participants do for their programme is entirely up to them, but includes:

  • Volunteering
  • Physical activities
  • Skills
  • An Expedition

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Many Oxfordshire schools and youth or community groups offer Duke of Edinburgh. But if you are not attending school or there is no programme at your school, there are also Open Award Groups in Oxfordshire. Visit Oxfordshire Duke of Edinburgh Open Awards to find out more.

More about the programme

DofE is a fun and adventurous experience, one that you won’t forget:

  • A chance to learn some new skills 
  • Boost your confidence and self-esteem
  • Something useful to add to your CV

Take Action: Ask at your school about Duke of Edinburgh, or similar programmes where you can go on trips, go on adventures and get to know your friends better.

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