The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is universally recognised and widely adopted as one of, if not the best, programme for the personal development of young people. The Award provides an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding programme of personal development. In taking part participants develop:
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is accessible to all young people between the ages of 14 and 25. There are three Awards: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Participating students at Greenhead College usually complete the Gold Award. Participants must enrol before their 23rd birthday and complete the programme before their 25th birthday. The minimum amount of time is 18 months, but you have up to nine years to complete the award (as a direct entrant). However, all our students participating in the Award are expected to complete the Award whilst attending the college.
To qualify for the Gold Award a young person must satisfy the requirements of the following five sections: Service, Expeditions, Physical Recreation, Skills and a Residential Project. Information can be found on www.dofe.org to help you decide if you would like to enrol on the Award.
A recent survey of employers found that the Award was rated as the most important enrichment activity undertaken at school/college when completed, developing employable skills.
Leader: Barbara Farmer email@example.com
Walking expedition over October half term. You must be available for training on Wednesday afternoons in college 12.45-2.15pm. Cost £200. Print off the letter and consent form and pay with deposit or by Wisepay to secure your place. Only 28 places available.
Walking expedition over the Easter holiday. Training Tuesday lunch times. Practice expedition 31/3/17 and qualifying expedition 19-22/4/17. Cost £200. Book your place by Wisepay. You can print off the letter and consent form here.
Walking expedition in the summer break- 28-31/8/17. Training in free study periods held on Mondays, Tuesday and Wednesdays. Practice expedition 30/6/17-2/7/17. Cost £200. Information will be on the Wisepay site in September.