Action4Youth are Approved Activity Providers and offer planning, training and expeditions at all 3 award levels. Bronze and Silver are run locally in the Aylesbury and Chilterns area and Gold expeditions are done in rugged country - in both the UK and on mainland Europe. We have a team of highly qualified instructors and assessors as well as a range of equipment available should it be required.

Our 2017 Expeditions programme is now full.
We will be publishing dates for our 2018 programme shortly. Please check back soon. 

Please note that you need to be enrolled in the award in order to participate in the expeditions section. Enrolment for the Bronze, Silver and Gold awards can be made on the DofE sign up section of this site. 


Training: Weekend of 24th - 25th June

First Aid: Sunday 23rd April, Saturday 1st July


Bronze Expeditions (1 x Practice, 1 x Qualifier - choose any 2 dates from below)

Expedition Dates Route Planning Dates Kit Check Dates
13th - 14th May Saturday 22nd April Tuesday evening 9th May
10th - 11th June Saturday 20th May Tuesday evening 6th June
8th - 9th July Saturday 20th May Tuesday evening 4th July
16th - 17th September Saturday 15th July Tuesday evening 12th September


Silver Expeditions (1 x Practice, 1 x Qualifier - you can do your Practice this year and Qualifier next year if this is more suitable)

Expedition Dates
3 days, 2 nights
Route Planning Dates Kit Check Dates
29th April - 1st May Saturday 22nd April Tuesday evening 25th April
27th - 29th May Saturday 20th May Tuesday evening 23rd May


Gold Expeditions (1x Practice, 1x Qualifier)

  Expedition Dates Route Planning Date Kit Check Dates
Gold Practice 1st April - 7th April


- Tuesday evening 28th March
Gold Qualifying - Snowdonia 4th August - 10th August


Saturday 20th May Monday evening 31st July
Gold Residential - Cumbria 23rd - 25th July
For more information please call Action4Youth Longrigg Xperience on 0300 003 1920

Further information

Full details of our 2017 training and expedition programme can be viewed and downloaded in the form below along with appropriate registration forms for each level of award. These also include details of expedition fees and requirements. Expedition kit is also available for hire from the DofE kit store at Green Park in Aston Clinton. See kit hire details below.

Expedition Programme 2017 - PDF (429kb)

Gold application form - PDF (286kb)
Silver application form - PDF (109kb)
Bronze application form - PDF (332kb)

Please note that expedition forms must be completed, signed and returned to the address below, along with appropriate payment, before your place can be confirmed.


Payment can be made online via PayPal using the form on our sign-up page or by BACS using the organisation details below:

Bank: Lloyds Bank
Account No.: 00490248
Sort Code:  30-90-38

Alternatively you can attach a cheque payable to Action4Youth and send along with the completed and signed application form to: Action4Youth, 5 Smeaton Close, Aylesbury HP19 8UN

You may also pay online for the following courses and expeditions:

First Aid Course (Bronze)
A4Y Basic Training Weekend (Bronze)
Practice Expedition (Bronze)
Assessment Expedition (Bronze)
Assessment Expedition (Silver)
Assessment Expedition (Gold)


Gold Residentials

The Longrigg Xperience has places available on their Gold award residential week 23 - 28th July. For more information please email [email protected]

We will also be looking to run 2 additional activity packed residential weeks in early 2018, one locally at our Caldecotte Xperience in Milton Keynes (Feb 2018) and one more at Longrigg Xperience (April 2018) - please check back for details.


2018 Expeditions programme 

Our full programme for 2018 will be published shortly to allow you sufficient planning and organisation time. Please check back for details.


Kit Hire

Should you need kit for your expedition, there is a full range available for hire, at very low cost, from the DofE Kit Store located at Green Park in Aston Clinton, Aylesbury. Please see the attached hire form. Kit hire arrangements should be made directly with the kit store.

Kit Hire form - PDF (299kb)