The Bronze DofE Award
The Bronze DofE Award
Begin your DofE Adventure with the Bronze Award. Open to all backgrounds, cultures and abilities, DofE can be a game-changer - raising your self-esteem, aspirations and opening doors to employment!
Start your DofE award at any point in the year and make connections and friends outside of your school. And there's no restrictions as to when or where you can join.
What age can I start?
You can register for the Bronze Award if you are currently in the academic year that you turn 14 years old (year 9). You can start your bronze award at any point between the ages of 14 and 24 years old.
How much is it?
Registration fee for the bronze award is £95 payable upon registering for the award. This registration fee includes an eDofE number, DofE welcome pack and all training sessions.
The expedition section which includes a Practice and Qualifying expedition is £160 which is payable in three installments nearer the time of the expedition.
Your qualified and experienced DofE leader will support you through your DofE journey. They will prepare you for your expedition plus provide one-to-one support with eDofE and give guidance on section activities throughout your award journey.
Expedition Snapshot - what to expect
Two walking expeditions (Practice and Qualifying: 2 days / 1 Night)
As part of a team, you’ll plan and complete two 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.
Costs can vary at the time of booking due to the mode of transport, staff numbers and campsite costs.
How do I get started?
You can register and start your DofE journey at any point in the year. You can get started with the physical, volunteering and skill sections when you receive your eDofE account and welcome pack. If you want to get set-up on eDofE ahead of your first training session, watch this eDofE training video. There are lots of recommended videos to watch, so do take a look at the full training list.
Get in touch
Our friendly DofE Award Team would love to hear from you: DofE@essex.gov.uk