DofE - Information for Young People
What is DofE?
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is the world's leading achievement based award for young people. The Award helps you use activities you enjoy to develop confidence, teamwork and other life skills. It may also open opportunities for new skills and interests. Chances are you’re already participating in some activities, so why not let them count towards a valuable accreditation by undertaking your DofE Award.
The DofE.org website is a comprehensive guide to the Award programme. Look for the Do DofE Tab.
There is lots of useful information on the site including:
- What's involved
- The benefits of doing your DofE
- The different award levels and timescales
- Choosing activities
If you have any questions about the Award, please contact your local Centre or the DofE Office.
DofE With A Difference
DofE have introduced a wide range of options and variations to help you continue to do your DofE during COVID restrictions. The flexibilities include being able to change your section choices more easily and opening up options to include activities you can do in or near your home. These have all been released using the tag line #DofEWithADifference. There is a lot of information to help you on the DofE Website at #DofEWithADifference.
There are DofE Centres in each high school in Moray. They will publish information on their DofE programmes through their own newsletters and bulletins. In addition several Scouting, Guide and Cadet groups offer DofE. Please contact your local group for details.
Moray Council also manage an Open Award Centre. The Open Award Centre meets regularly between September and May, traditionally on Tuesdays with a mix of face-to-face and online training and support. Please see this link for future training dates.
How to get started
Just follow these four simple steps to enrol with the Duke of Edinburgh programme in Moray:
- Contact your school or local DofE Centre. It is important that you meet the DofE leader and that you participate as part a school/centre programme so that you receive the support you need to undertake your award.
- Complete an enrolment form and publicity consent form.
- Pay your enrolment fee. This can be paid by cheque to the DofE leader or using our on-line shop. Fees are £23 for bronze and silver, £30 for gold. This fee covers your welcome pack, record book, badge and certificate.
- Return both forms to the DofE leader.
Please note: The is a standard charge for all DofE expeditions in Moray. This expedition fee, of £10 for bronze, £15 for silver and £20 for gold, supports training for expedition volunteers and helps maintain equipment. There may be additional costs attached to your expedition if you want to use a far away location or a different mode of travel (ie mountain biking or canoeing). Your DofE leader can explain these in more detail.
Once we have received your enrolment form, enrolment fee and publicity consent form you will receive a welcome pack which includes a booklet that will help you plan your activities and record your assessors' comments. Your DofE leader who will help you choose suitable activities and advise you on how to organise your programme plan for each DofE section.
Your Leader will set up an online eDofE account so that you can record your DofE progress and evidence.
When you have successfully completed your Award you will be presented with your certificate and badge.
Duke of Edinburgh Moray Award Officer
Moray Mail Room