The Silver DofE Award
The Silver DofE Award
Continue your DofE 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).
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. We run the Silver award from all locations.
What age can I start?
You can register for the Silver Award if you are currently in the academic year that you turn 15 years old (year 10). You can start your silver award at any point between the ages of 15 and 24 years old.
How much is it?
Registration for the bronze award is £149 payable upon registering for the award. This registration fee includes an eDofE number, DofE welcome pack, training sessions and a training day.
The expedition section which includes a practice and qualifying expedition is £270 which is payable in three instalments 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.
Costs can vary at the time of booking due to the mode of transport, staff numbers and campsite costs.
Expedition Snapshot - what to expect
Training day – 1 full day
This will be one full day which is instructor lead where you will learn the practical skills to complete your qualifying expedition. This will include putting up a tent, cooking on a stove and emergency procedures.
Two walking expeditions (Practice and Qualifying: 3 days / 2 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.
How do I start?
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
Contact our friendly DofE Award Team: DofE@essex.gov.uk