Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Welcome to our Redbridge Duke of Edinburgh's Award webpage.  The Duke of Edinburgh's (DofE) Award is a real adventure from beginning to end. It’s for all young people aged between 13 and a half to 24 years old.

You can do DofE  programmes at three levels:

  • Bronze, for those in year 9
  • Silver, for those in year 10
  • Gold, for anyone over 16

To achieve your award you must complete the following sections:

  • volunteering
  • physical activities/sport
  • skills such as performing arts and life skills
  • expeditions such as camping and navigation.
  • residential (for Gold award only) 

The best part is - you get to choose what you want to do!

View ideas for each of the programme activities

Please note Redbridge DofE only provide expeditions for the Bronze Award. If you want to do the expedition for Silver or Gold Award please check the DofE website.

From April 2022, the enrolment cost for 2021-2922 will be

  • Bronze Award enrolment: £34
  • Silver award Enrolment: £34
  • Gold award enrolment: £41

We only accept online payments.  To make your payment we will need parent information such as first name, surname and email address to create an online payment request.  You will be sent this request once we have your information. All payments are non-refundable.

Enrol on DofE

 Our enrolment costs cover:

  • your welcome pack with the assessor's report cards
  • your DofE discounted card
  • details of how to log in to eDofE or using the DofE app on your mobile phone
  • ongoing support from Redbridge DofE staff, as well as information about and opportunities to enable you to complete your sections.

 

DofE with a difference will offer flexibility and support during your DofE award until 31 December 2022. This includes:

  • an online activity list to do at home
  • temporary programme changes
  • changes on delivering expeditions
  • certificate of achievement when  you have completed volunteering, physical and skills sections

Contact Redbridge DoE for more information

Your assessor's report can be submitted online but you need to either give your eDofE ID number or use your assessor's report card to upload it. 

Expedition dates 2022:

There are two practice and two assessment expeditions this year.

Cohort Dates location Booking deadline
3 Practice Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September Danbury area Tuesday 6 September
4 Assessment Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 October Epping area Tuesday 6 September

 

The cost is £90 for each expedition, this included the cost of the expedition plus an admin fee and are non-refundable.

Please note: Failure to meet the payment deadline and to complete and submit the consent and agreement forms before the expedition deadline will mean you will not be able to attend the expedition.

How to book a place on an expedition 

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) expedition consent – Redbridge eforms

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) expedition agreement – Redbridge eforms

  1. Select the expedition dates 
  2. Submit the consent and agreement forms which will be available here once the dates have been released

For your information, Bronze expeditions are two days and one night camping, with at least 6 hours during the daytime for a planned activity (at least three of those hours will include navigation).

To complete the expedition section you must attend an training meeting on a Monday evening, and complete a practice expedition as well as the assessment expedition. 

When you sign up for expeditions we will need parent information - first name, surname and email address to create an online payment request. We require payment made online and in full for us to confirm your expedition place.

The cost includes a contribution to the costs incurred by the Youth Service for providing the expeditions. This includes, but is not limited to, administration, compliance with DofE requirements and the Borough’s Policies and Procedures. 

If you would like to borrow our expedition equipment, please contact us at dofe@redbridge.gov.uk

Once you have booked your place on an expedition, the expedition letter will be emailed to you. 

 

Contact Us

Wanstead Youth Centre
Elmcroft Avenue
Wanstead
London E11 2DB

Phone:020 8989 1724

Mobile: 0781664 1531

dofe@redbridge.gov.uk

The DofE office is open Monday from 2pm to 8pm,  Tuesday , Wednesday and Thursday 10am to 4pm. Closed on Friday.

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