The DofE is the world’s leading youth achievement award, giving millions of 14 to 24-year-olds the opportunity to be the very best they can be. 

Action4Youth and The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Action4Youth is the operating authority for the open award in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes so we may grant DofE Awards on behalf HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. We are also an Approved Activity Provider and run expeditions at all 3 award levels.

The DofE gives you the chance to do something completely new and improve on things you’re already doing. It takes you out of your comfort zone and into a place where you’ll push yourself and have amazing new experiences. You’ll build confidence, resilience, skills for work and friendship groups. And you’ll have a brilliant time doing it.

Colleges, universities and employers regard a DofE Award highly so it will also help to open the right doors for you. If you’re keen to put 100% into something that could change your life, the DofE is for you.

action4youth and the duke of edinburgh's award

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Action4Youth Duke of Edinburgh's Award

We are the Approved Activity Provider running expeditions at all 3 award levels

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Why do The Duke of Edinburgh's Award?

The Duke of Edinburgh programme gives young people aged 14-24, the opportunity to develop themselves in scenarios they would not normally experience. The fun but challenging expeditions take young people out of their comfort zones, whilst building confidence, teamwork, life skills and friendships.

  • A huge amount of fun
  • Develop and nurture your teamwork skills
  • Develop essential life skills including communication, decision-making, problem-solving and creative thinking
  • Create new and lasting friendships
  • Increase your self confidence
  • Break personal barriers to experience new heights to your own skills, talent and endurance
  • Great for your CV and UCAS form

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Click on the links below to download essential DofE resources. 

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