About Centres - DofE
Centres are key to delivering the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme in Moray. The centres are primarily based in secondary schools, with some smaller centres and an Open Award Centre. For more information on your local centre please contact a member of the DofE team. Please use this link for more information on the Open Award Centre.
Support for the Centres
Moray Council hold a license to operate the Duke of Edinburgh's Award and has a small team that supports the centres in delivering the Award as part of our commitment to community learning and development. The team is:
- Fiona Herd – DofE Manager
- Andy Greenhalgh – DofE Development Worker for East Moray: including Buckie High School, Keith Grammar School, Milnes High School, Speyside High School and Keith Explorer Scouts.
- Chris Gransden – DofE Development Worker for West Moray: including Elgin Academy, Elgin High School, Forres Academy, Lossiemouth High School, Drumduan Upper School, Daedalus Explorer Scouts and Kinloss Barracks.
We work together on a daily basis and our responsibilities include advising centres on DofE policy (both national and regional) and providing training for new and existing volunteers. We produce a monthly newsletter to spread the word on new policy, opportunities for participants and volunteers and news stories about DofE in Moray.
We have a partnership agreement with each centre and the Moray DofE Awards Committee (MDEAC) that sets out how the Award is managed and helps to ensure that we comply with the terms of the Operating License.
We visit centres on a regular basis - normally three times each year - to monitor progress, answer questions and offer support and advice.
We also manage our volunteers and provide the support they need to ensure that they are trained and able to support the participants and centres.
The DofE website, the DofE Leaders’ Handbook and our useful links contain more resources and forms that you need to run a centre.
We have several pre-planned routes for Bronze expeditions. You may find these useful when planning your own expeditions.
If you are a centre or would like to become a DofE centre, please contact the DofE team if you have any queries.
Duke of Edinburgh Moray Award Officer
Moray Council Mailroom