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Register for the Silver DofE Award

Continue your Duke of Edinburgh's experience with the Silver Award. You can register for the Silver Award if you are currently in the academic year that you turn 15 years old (year 10). Sessions begin in autumn 2017.

Registering for the Silver Award costs £149 and includes your welcome pack to get you started.

What's involved

Volunteer in the community: 6 months

You'll volunteer about 1 hour a week doing something to help your community. For example, you could help your local Scout group, football club or center for people with disabilities. 

Do a physical activity: 3 or 6 months

Push your physical boundaries by setting yourself a challenge. You could look to increase your running distance or master your back-hand in tennis. Set yourself a goal and go for it by committing on average one hour a week.

Develop a skill: 3 or 6 months

Dive into a new skill you've always wanted to learn, or continue to master a skill you’re currently working on. You could learn the guitar or master a foreign language for an average of one hour a week.
Either your physical or skills section require a 6 month commitment. You decide what you want to focus on.
If you haven’t completed the Bronze Award, you must undertake a further 6 months in either the volunteering or the longer of the physical or skills sections.

Hiking expedition: 3 days /2 nights

Hike the hills and peaks in the beautiful Peak District or Brecon Beacons. As part of a team you’ll plan your route and the equipment and food you’ll need for 3 days and 2 nights. You’ll use your camp craft knowledge, communication, leadership and teamwork skills. The practice and qualifying expedition take place in the spring and summer.

Indicative costs

  • Registration (includes your welcome pack): £149
  • Training day: indicative cost £15
  • Practice expedition: indicative cost £120
  • Qualifying expedition: indicative cost £150

Costs can vary at the time of booking due to the mode of transport, staff numbers and campsite costs.

Locations

You can take part at venues across Essex:

Get in touch

If you need more information, email youth.work@essex.gov.uk