The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Did you know that your child can do their DofE with the Club? They’ll be able to put what they’ve learned with CCY to good use – and get a nationally recognised qualification into the bargain.

Club member Hannah Patrick (pictured bleow) has become the first person to achieve the DofE Gold Award through the Club. See what she had to say below.

If your child would like to take part, they'll need to complete four sections (five at Gold level): Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition.  The fifth section for Gold is a Residential.

The DofE Award is fantastic and has given me so many great experiences like sailing in the English Channel and even looking after elephants in Sri Lanka, which was part of my Gold Award.  It is something that helps you develop as a person and tells future employers something about you that no other qualification can - it really makes you stand out. 

Here are some ideas of what they could do for each section - there's a whole range of other ideas in the video, too!

  • Hannah Patrick DofEVolunteering
    Help at a local DA, take part in Countryside Care or become a CCY leader and many more.
  • Physical
    There are so many sports to take part in with CCY: netball, football, kayaking, orienteering…
  • Skills
    First aid, cooking, map reading, photography – or something else they’ve always wanted to try!
  • Expedition
    Plan and carry out an overnight expedition for a set number of days (depending on the level).
  • Residential (Gold only)
    Undertake a shared activity in a residential setting away from home for 5 days and 4 nights.

If your child is interested in undertaking their DofE, please contact our National DofE Co-ordinator, Nik Watts, to find out more.

Our partners at GO Outdoors have been appointed as the official retail partner of the DofE scheme. That means that DofE participants can get a discount of 10% off the Discount Card price! Shop the range here.