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.
The Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award
The Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award is a fun, life-changing experience and an opportunity to discover new interests and talents. DofE Bronze is for young people aged 14+ years. If you aren’t 14 yet but are in the school year in which your peer group turn 14, you may be able to start a Bronze DofE programme.
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The Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award
The Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award, like the Bronze award is a fun programme, where young people can make friends, improve their self-esteem and build confidence. DofE Silver is for young people aged 15+ years. If you aren’t 15 yet but are in the school year in which your peer group turn 15, you may be able to start a Silver DofE programme.
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The Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award
The Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award is for young people 16+ who can gain essential skills and attributes for work and life such as resilience, problem-solving, team-working, communication and drive, enhancing CVs for university and job applications.
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Action4Youth Duke of Edinburgh's Award
We are the Approved Activity Provider running expeditions at all 3 award levels
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.
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Click on the links below to download essential DofE resources.
Real stories and contributions from young people, parents, staff, members and partners – inspiring young people to become inspiring young people. | All Stories
The programme supports young people to have greater belief in their own abilities by becoming more skilled problem-solvers, better team-workers and stronger communicators. This is Charlie’s experience on The Inspiration
The Inspiration Programme broadens the horizons, thinking and experience of young people. This is Jasmine’s Inspiration Programme story: “The pillar to do with police and criminal justice system was perhaps