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Activities – Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of practical, cultural and adventurous activities for young people aged 14-25.
The Award programme consists of three levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold, each having different criteria for entry and the level of achievement necessary to complete each award.

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Air Cadets who meet the age criteria can join the award scheme. Each award is broken down into 4 areas (5 for gold) which participants must complete successfully to receive their award. These are:-

  • Service
    Helping others in the local community.
  • Expeditions
    Training for, and planning of a journey.
  • Skills
    Demonstrate ability in almost any hobby, skill or interest
  • Physical Recreation
    Sport, dance and fitness.
  • Residential Project (Gold Award only)
    A purposeful enterprise with young people not previously known to the participant.

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The Award is widely recognised by employers as it helps demonstrate that award holders are keen to take on new challenges, have a higher level of self confidence than their counterparts, have leadership qualities with the added experience of teamwork.

More information can be found on the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award website –www.theaward.org.