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Register for the Bronze DofE Award

Begin your Duke of Edinburgh's adventure with the Bronze Award. You can register for the Bronze Award if you are currently in the academic year that you turn 14 years old (year 9).

Bronze Award Registration

Registration for the Bronze Award costs £95.

This registers you as a participant on The DofE Award which gives you a eDofE number and welcome pack so you can begin recording your activities. Registration also includes weekly expedition training sessions which run from November through to July* the following year. *Approximate training season

What's involved

Volunteer in the community: 3 or 6 months

You'll volunteer about 1 hour a week doing something to help your community. For example, you could help out a charity shop, animal rescue centre or be a marshal at your local parkrun.

Do a physical activity: 3 or 6 months

Time to get physical! You'll start a new sport or progress in your existing sport or activity for an average of 1 hour a week. Set yourself a goal and go for it.

Develop a skill: 3 or 6 months

Discover a hidden talent and a new passion. You could learn how to code a website from scratch or make pottery. It takes 1 hour a week to develop a new skill or improve an existing one.

You have to complete a further 3 months in the volunteering, physical or skills section. You can decide which one to do for 6 months.

Hiking expedition: 2 days /1 night

As part of a team, you’ll plan and complete fun and challenging expeditions. You'll navigate and hike in the countryside, camp under the stars, cook in the outdoors and be self-sufficient. The practice and qualifying expeditions take place in the spring and summer.

Indicative costs

  • Award registration: £95
  • Training day: indicative cost £15
  • Practice expedition: indicative cost £60
  • Qualifying expedition: indicative cost £70

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


You can take part at venues across Essex:

Get in touch

If you need more information, email