Action4Youth are Approved Activity Providers and offer planning, training and expeditions at all 3 award levels for 14-24 year olds.

Your DofE expedition, your adventure

Successfully completing a DofE programme involves planning, training and finishing your DofE expedition. As Approved Activity Providers, Action4Youth can help with all the essential planning, required training and fulfilment of expeditions at all 3 award levels for 14-24 year olds.

Bronze and Silver are run locally in the Aylesbury and Chilterns area and Gold expeditions are done in rugged country – such as Snowdonia, Brecons, The Dales and The Lake District. We have a team of highly qualified instructors and assessors. Remember, your DofE expedition is always your adventure.

Action4Youth can provide FREE expedition places for participants who may not otherwise be able to take part in the award, ensuring that ALL young people can take full advantage of the benefits, fun and rewarding experience of the DofE Award.

To find out more about free expedition places – call 0300 003 0998 or email [email protected]

2020 Expedition Programme

  DatePackage Cost
BRONZETraining weekend12-13 September 
 Qualifying expedition10-11 October£200
SILVERTraining14 March 
 First Aid, Route planning, Kit check28-29 March 
 Practice expedition3 (eve) – 5 July 
 Qualifying24-26 July£300
GOLDTraining14 March 
 First Aid, Route planning, Kit check28-29 March 
 Practice Expedition4-9 April 
 Qualifying Expedition1-6 August£600
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Bronze, Silver & Gold DofE Expeditions

Qualifying expeditions leading to successfully completing a DofE Bronze, Silver or Gold Award

What’s included in our DofE expedition packages?

All of our packages are fully inclusive and have no additional costs.

  • Training for your expedition
  • Expeditions
  • Practice Walk for Bronze expedition
  • Campsites
  • Maps
  • Compasses
  • Fully qualified and enthusiastic leaders
  • Advice and support
  • Kits and kit advice

Available downloads

The DofE Expedition Kit List is your essential checklist when preparing the kit you need for your DofE expedition. All DofE Recommended Kit is tried and tested, so you know it’s fit for expedition.

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Why do The Duke of Edinburgh's Award?

The DofE is all about going the extra mile – gaining new skills, pushing yourself physically, helping others and exploring new territories.

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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