Bronze Award

This award is designed for Year 9 and takes a minimum of 6 months to complete.

Your DofE Manager for Bronze is: Mrs Hawksworth

Your DofE Leaders for Bronze are: Miss Haith and Mr Timson

For more information or to contact Mrs Hawksworth email:

DofE Bronze 2020-2021 Parent information Letter (11/12/20) - PDF



To take part in DofE please read the DofE Guide for Parents and Carers, print the registration form, complete it and return it to your DofE leader.

DofE General Guide for Parents and Carers click here

DofE Information Leaflet for Parents and Carers click here       

DofE Information Leaflet for Participants click here

DofE SNA Parent Presentation click here

DofE Enrolment booklet click here

DofE Registration Form click here

Programme Ideas click here


Award Information

  • You can do a Bronze DofE programme as soon as you start Year 9.
  • A Bronze DofE programme has 4 sections, Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition.  You must do a minimum of 3 months activity for each of the Volunteering, Physical and Skills sections and plan and train for a 2 day (1 night) expedition. 
  • You also have to spend an extra three months on one of the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections.  It is your choice which one and, though you can change your mind later, you should decide which section you want to do for longer at the beginning. Knowing how long you’re going to do it for will help you to choose your activity and set your goals for each section.
  • It will usually take you at least 6 months to complete your Bronze programme.







3 months

3 months

3 months

Plan, train for and undertake a 2 day, 1 night expedition  

All participants must undertake a further 3 months in the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections.


Costs for Bronze

2019-2020 costs £95

This cost includes the following:

  • £50 non-refundable deposit (Welcome pack, Licence fee, Limited Personal accident insurance and certificate/badge on completion)  
  • £45 expedition costs (2 weekends of expedition, inc training and paperwork, staff expenses, campsite fees, kit supply and maintenance, assessor costs)

Additional Costs

  • Personal kit (sleeping bags, roll mat, boots, clothes, first aid kit etc) Some kit is available to loan.
  • Food
  • Transport to local (Vale of Belvoir and Loughborough) start and finish locations.

** If your child receives Pupil Premium funding, we can discuss substadising elements of the award. Please contact Mrs Hawksworth if this applies to you. 


DofE is an online system that means you can record your DofE programme and activities, and prove what you've done in loads of different ways, click the link below to start:

eDofE Login if you need some help click here How to use eDofE


Trip Information

This section of the DofE Bronze page has all the training, trip dates and information. It also has downloads for additional booklet pages, training schedules and any information given by your Bronze leaders.

*Note for Parents* Please be aware that this Award is a remote supervision activity and when students are on their expedition adult volunteers will only meet them at checkpoints on their route and at the campsite. If you feel your child cannot be left alone, do not sign them up for the award.

Dates for Bronze trips




Bronze Practice Walk


To Be Confirmed 

Bronze Practice Expedition        

To Be Confirmed

Bronze Final Expedition


To Be Confirmed



Assessor Report Cards – Bronze      

Expedition Kit List

Assessor Report Cards – Silver

Expedition First Aid Kit List

Activity Log - Volunteering

Expedition Kit Savings and Advice      

Activity Log - Physical

Rucksack Packing

Activity Log - Skills

Menu Suggestions

Expedition 20 Conditions

Countryside Code


Expedition Route Card - Blank


See the D of E website for more downloads.