You can develop the activities you're already doing such as taking part in sport activities or playing in a band. Or, you can start something you've always dreamed of doing.

Taking part in a range of activities will lead you to the achievement of an Award that's recognised by educational institutions and future employers.

You need to show regular activity and commitment during your Award programme, averaging at least an hour a week, or two hours per fortnight.


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Duke of Edinburgh Award Trip to Oman 2015


The Award has three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold and open to age 14 - 24 year olds.

There are four mandatory sections to the Award which you get to make your own personalised programme around. 

Service: Connect with your community and realise your passions. Any area of interest in the community, such as youth work, the environment or charity work.

Skills: Unleash your talent and broaden your abilities. Anything from refereeing, to DJing to learning a musical instrument, to jewellery making. The world is your oyster.

Physical Recreation: Improve your physical fitness through a team sport or an individual pursuit, making you feel healthier while having fun along the way.

Adventurous Journey: Discover your sense of adventure and bond with your mates. A journey into an unfamiliar environment with a group – hiking, canoeing, cycling – staying overnight and testing your resilience.

Plus the Residential Project at Gold level.

Residential Project: Broaden your horizons and open your eyes to the world. In your country or anywhere around the globe, limited only by your imagination. Live and work in a place of need – an orphanage, an environmental project, a village.


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Duke of Edinburgh Award Trip to Romania 2015