Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Torus Foundation is delighted to be able to support young people through the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – let's get started!
What is the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award?
A life-changing experience. A fun time with friends. An opportunity to discover new interests and talents. A tool to develop essential skills for life and work. A recognised mark of achievement; respected by employers.
The Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) is many things to many people, supporting generations to successfully navigate adult life.
14-24 year-olds can apply to do a DofE programme at one of three progressive levels, which, when successfully completed, leads to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
There are four sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold. They involve helping the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition and, for Gold only, working with a team on a residential activity.
Through a DofE programme young people have fun, make friends, improve their self-esteem and build confidence. They gain essential skills and attributes for work and life such as resilience, problem-solving, team-working, communication and drive, enhancing CVs and university and job applications. Top employers recognise the work-ready skills Award holders bring to their business.
How old do I need to be?
- Bronze – for those aged 14+ years
- Silver – for those aged 15+ years
- Gold – for those aged 16+ years
If you aren’t 14 yet but are in year 9, you may be able to start a Bronze DofE programme.
Similarly, if you aren’t 15 yet, but are in school year 10, you may be able to start a Silver DofE programme.
What do I need to do if I’m interested?
To get us started, FireFit and the wider Torus Foundation will be delivering the Bronze Award.
If you’re a FireFit Hub Youth Member or parent of a member interested in working towards the Bronze Award, please speak to a Youth Worker next time you visit the centre.
If you’ve not signed up to be a FireFit Hub Member yet, please email firstname.lastname@example.org