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Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh is all about going the extra mile – gaining new skills, pushing yourself physically, helping others and exploring new territories. At the same time, you’ll gather friendships, experiences and memories that will last a lifetime. 

So you want to do something amazing?  Something that you will not only enjoy and learn from, but something that will enhance your personal statement or CV?


The Duke of Edinbugh Award is recognised by all colleges, universities and many employers.  It is highly respected because it shows commitment and perserverance, in a number of areas: 

Volunteering Physical Skills Expedition
3 months 3 months 3 months Plan, train for and complete a 2 day, 1 night  expedition
All participants must undertake a further 3 months in the Volunteering, Physical or Skills section. So this means you can do 6 months Volunteering and 3months each of Physical and Skills, or 6months in Physical and 3months each of Volunteering and Skills; or 6months in Skills and 3months each in Volunteering and Physical