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Duke of Edinburgh's award


Duke of Edinburgh awardThe Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) programme 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 14 and 24 years and realise there’s more to life than sitting on a sofa watching life pass you by.

It offers an individual challenge and encourages young people to undertake exciting, constructive, challenging and enjoyable activities in their free time.

There are three levels which, upon completion, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

There are four sections to a DofE award (Five at Gold): Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expeditions, and at gold level, Residential.

DofE centres are based in schools, colleges, universities, youth clubs, voluntary organisations, such as Scouts, Guides and uniformed youth organisations, open DofE centres, young offenders’ institutes and many businesses. DofE centres are run by adults, many of whom are volunteers, including youth workers, teachers, employers, trainers, instructors, assessors and individuals from the community, all of whom are keen to share their skills, enthusiasm and organising abilities to help young people reach their potential.

Medway Open Award Centre (MOAC)

MOAC is run by experienced DofE staff and volunteers at Medway DofE Centre. Young people come from around Medway to train and prepare for their Bronze, Silver and Gold expeditions.

We are located at Medway DofE Team, Medway Youth Service, Summit House, Strand Approach Road, Gillingham Kent ME7 1TT

All Medway Youth Service youth centres offer the opportunity to carry out the DofE.

For more information contact the DofE team by phone on 01634 338749 or email to DofE@medway.gov.uk