Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE)

Young people hill walking

The aim of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) is to provide an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding programme of activities for young people,.

Who can take part

The Award is for all young people aged 14 - 24, irrespective of interest and ability, background or gender.


Nationally recognised certificates of achievement can be obtained at three levels:

  • Bronze Award for those aged 14 and over.
  • Silver Award for those aged 15 and over.
  • Gold Award for those aged 16 and over.
  • The London Borough of Bromley, is licensed by the Award to operate the programme and to maintain its quality and standards. It is delivered through the Bromley Youth Support Programme by schools, clubs and Open Award Centres.

    The sections of the award include:  

    • Volunteering (helping other people in the local community);
    • Expeditions (training for, planning and completing a journey on foot, or horseback, by boat or cycle);
    • Skills (covering almost any hobby, skill or interest);
    • Physical recreation (sport, dance and fitness);
    • Residential project - Gold Award only (a purposeful enterprise with people not previously known to the participant).

    How to join

    The Bromley Youth Support Programme has award co-ordinators, who manage the award. Many schools in the Borough, including independent schools, have active groups. Enquire at your school or youth centre in the first instance or contact the Youth Support Programme DofE Manager.

    Bromley youth support

    Tel: 020 8466 3080

    Fax: 020 8466 3099

    8 Masons Hill, Bromley, BR2 9EY