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Information evenings, start dates and locations

When and where do DofE sessions take place

Our DofE sessions bring together young people from across Essex and from different schools. Sessions are interactive and practical based and run by our team of experienced DofE leaders.  Sessions are mainly focused on learning expedition skills - everything from camp craft to navigation and route planning. These sessions prepare you for the Expedition section of the award. We will also provide you with one to one support with eDofE. In addition to this, we support you with the Volunteering, Physical and skills sections of the award which you complete in your own time.

Our next DofE programme starts in the autumn term of 2019 on the following dates. Evening sessions run weekly during term time only and run through to the summer term.

Locations

  •  Chapel Street Youth Centre, Braintree – Thursday 14th November, 7.00pm
  • The Hermit Youth Centre, Brentwood – Monday 11th November, 7.00pm
  • Chelmer Gate Youth Centre, Chelmsford (Bronze Award only) – Wednesday 13th November, 7.00pm
  • Galleywood Youth Centre, Chelmsford (Silver and Gold only) – Tuesday 12th November, 7.30pm
  • Colchester Townhouse Youth Centre, Colchester (Bronze Award only) – Monday 11th November, 7.30pm
  • Colchester Townhouse Youth Centre, Colchester (Silver Award only) – Monday 11th November, 7.00pm
  • Colchester Townhouse Youth Centre, Colchester (Gold Award only) – Monday 11th November, 4.30pm
  • Hadleigh Youth Centre, Hadleigh – Tuesday 12th November, 7.00pm
  • Hare Street Youth Centre, Harlow – Tuesday 12th November, 7.00pm
  • Loughton Youth Centre, Loughton – Monday 11th November 7.00pm

 

If you register after the first training session, please attend the youth centre on the weekday evening that the session runs on, at the time stated. Sessions run weekly during term time only. You will be required to attend catch-up training sessions.

Register a place on The DofE Award

At each location we run the three progressive award levels. You can register for:

What is the latest date I can register for the award?

You can register a place with us at any point throughout the year. Once registered, you will receive your DofE welcome pack through the post within approximately 10 working days and an email from our team with your eDofE username and password. You can get started on the Volunteering , Physical and Skills sections of the award.

If you register after 31st January 2020 your expedition training sessions may take place in the summer holidays or commence from the autumn term of 2020.

Please note, If you register after the first training session, please attend the youth centre on the weekday evening that the session runs on, at the time stated. Sessions run weekly during term time only. You will be required to attend catch-up training sessions.

2019 Information evenings

We are two running information evenings in the autumn term. Come along to find out more about our DofE award programme. No need to book, just turn up. We look forward to seeing you there.

  • Chapel Street Youth Centre, Braintree – Thursday 26th September and Thursday 17th October, 7.30pm
  • The Hermit Youth Centre, Brentwood – Monday 23rd September and Monday 14th October, 7.30pm
  • Chelmer Gate Youth Centre, Chelmsford (Bronze Award only) – Wednesday 25th September and Wednesday 16th October, 7.30pm
  • Galleywood Youth Centre, Chelmsford (Silver and Gold only) – Tuesday 24th September and Tuesday 15th October, 7.30pm
  • Colchester Townhouse Youth Centre, Colchester – Monday 23rd September and Monday 14th October, 7.30pm
  • Hadleigh Youth Centre, Hadleigh – Tuesday 24th September and Tuesday 15th October, 7.30pm
  • Hare Street Youth Centre, Harlow – Tuesday 24th September and Tuesday 15th October, 7.30pm
  • Loughton Youth Centre, Loughton – Monday 23rd September and Monday 14th October, 7.30pm