The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a Charity that has been working with young people from all backgrounds for more than half a century. We work with young people in every community and from every walk of life, in schools, academies and other organisations across Sheffield to give more young people the chance to do their DofE and lead successful and fulfilling lives.

The DofE is a personal achievement award for young people aged 14-25. It’s available at three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Participants undertake activities for a set period of time in each of four sections - Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition - with a fifth section, Residential, for those going for Gold.

The DofE is the nationally and internationally recognised Award favoured by employers and universities alike. Over time, we build confidence, dedication and commitment, attributes we all want to see in our young people in school, life and in the workplace

Employers tell us they are looking for young people who have achieved a DofE Award when they recruit. We know the DofE improves employability, which is why many employers put their young talent, including apprentices and graduates through their DofE programme as part of their development. Doing a DofE programme improves behaviour, attitude, social skills and confidence in a young person.

 

Young people feel the benefit of achieving their DofE Award for the rest of their lives. It provides a prestigious certificate recognising their achievement and an improved chance of getting into university, college or a job. It gives them the opportunity to create their own individual learning programme and a chance to explore new and unfamiliar environments. They develop personal skills including time management, problem solving and initiative. It also improves their interpersonal skills and gives them friendships for life. Besides that, it’s fun!

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Sheffield offers full award packages for all three levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold including Practice and Qualifying Expeditions. A full training programme is provided for the expeditions.

Participants also have an eDofE account created for them to manage their activities on-line, record evidence, upload assessor reports and expedition evidence. They also receive a DofE Welcome Pack. On completion of Bronze or Silver level they are awarded a certificate and badge, whilst on completion of Gold they may attend a ceremony at a Royal Palace to receive their certificates.

To find out more please contact us at:

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award - Sheffield

Star House, 43 Division Street,

Sheffield, S1 4GE

Tel: 0114 201 2804, Email: enquiries@theawardsheffield.org

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