Undertake The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a real adventure from beginning to end. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from, you just need to be aged between 13 and 24. Completing an award looks fantastic on your CV, gives you the skills you need in work and life and provides an opportunity to be the best you can be no matter who you are or where you’re from.



Levels. There are three levels of the award you can do which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Sections. At each level you complete activities in four sections – Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition – with a fifth section, Residential, at Gold Level.

You achieve your Award by completing a personal programme of activities so however you describe yourself, whatever your interests, passions or goals you plan your own programme.

For more information about the DofE Award, how to enrol, our expedition and residential opportunities please contact: The DofE Award – Sheffield on 0114 201 2804 or email: dofe@sheffieldfutures.org.uk or follow on: Twitter: @dofesheffield and Facebook: @DofESheff

If you’d like to undertake your DofE Award:

  • Complete the enrollment form here
  • Make the relevant payment through the shop below and we’ll be in touch


Thank you for all of your help in getting the award approved and thank you for an amazing practice and real expedition! I had such a fun time and enjoyed it so much, that I made my family climb Snowdon again with me over Christmas!





Training @ Star House 29th April 4-7pm (in the white peak)Training on 9th March (joint with gold)Training on 9th March at Star House, Division Street Sheffield, S1 4GE
Practice: 11th & 12th May (in the white peak)Practice: 22nd – 24th March (starting at campsite in dark peak on Friday tea time)Practice: 22nd – 24th March (starting at Tapton school Darwin Lane, Sheffield S10 5RG at 1pm on Friday) Dark Peak area.
Qualifying: 18th & 19th May (in the white peak)Qualifying: 1st – 3rd April Dark PeakPractice: 1st – 3rd April, dark peak
Potential training day in the afternoon and evening on the 9th of September (in the white peak)Practice: Practice: 13th – 15th SeptemberQualifying: 10th – 14th June, Aberystwyth
Practice: 14th & 15th September (in the white peak)Qualifying 20th – 22nd SeptemberQualifying: 8th – 12th July, Aberystwyth
Qualifying: 21st & 22nd September (in the white peak)


When you arrive on your expedition, please bring a copy of the medical consent form. You can download this form here.

To get an idea what equipment you’ll need please down our ‘Suggest Kit List’ here .

If you’d like to talk through or have any questions, visit the frequently asked questions page , call the team on 0114 201 2804 or email us on DofE@sheffieldfutures.org.uk



How you can help

Our charity is dedicated to helping Sheffield's young people to reach their full potential and achieve the best out of life, whatever their starting point. To help us to do more to support young people and communities we need your help. Just remember, every penny you donate will make a difference.