Duke of Edinburgh

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South Nottinghamshire Academy believes that the Duke of Edinburgh scheme offers young people a fantastic opportunity to form new friendships and learn new skills and interests for their lives ahead.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of practical, cultural and adventurous activities designed to support the personal and social development of young people aged 14-25. It offers an individual challenge and encourages young people to undertake exciting, constructive and enjoyable activities in their free time with a well-recognised award at the end to show a possible employer their determination to commit and undertake challenges.

South Nottinghamshire Academy is proud to be awarded DLC status, this means it is an approved Directly Licensed Centre for Duke of Edinburgh and offers programmes at all levels of the award; Bronze and Silver. The programmes are open to students in current Years 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13. Gold can be supported through school, but students will be registered with another Redhill Academy trust school where they will participate in the expedition with other golds from the trust.

What does the programme consist of?

It is a four Section Programme with three progressive levels.

  • Bronze (for those in year 9 and over)
  • Silver (for those in year 10 and over)
  • Gold (for those aged 16 and over)

Volunteering - Helping other people in the local community.

Skills - Covering almost any hobby, skill or interest.

Physical - Sports, dance and fitness.

Expeditions - Training for, planning and completing two weekend expeditions and training walks in Nottinghamshire.

Residential (GOLD ONLY) – participating in a range of activities, from helping at a national trust site in the UK to working with Children in India!



          Bronze award                                             Silver Award                                              Gold Award

For further information on the Duke of Edinburgh Award, please visit the DofE website, click here


To achieve an award, you need to prove what activities you've been doing, show how you've processed and you've met the goals you set for each section.

eDofE 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 here to log in.

Why do DofE?

Good question! Because, from the first day to the last it’s a real adventure.  Every section gives you something different - that's the fun of it! You’ll enjoy loads of new experiences, discover talents you never thought you had, challenge yourself and meet loads of people just like you.  Plus you’ll do things you love and get a kick out of it!

Then there’s all the other stuff…

…achieving an award will give you skills, confidence and a view on life that everyone is looking for, from employers to colleges and universities.

...you're getting recognised for doing things you want to do (and may even be doing already).

...you’ll make a difference to other people’s lives and your community, be fitter and healthier, make new friends and have memories to last you a lifetime.

And above all, it's great fun - the question should really be why wouldn't you bother!

Further information

Please contact Mrs E Hawksworth, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Manager and Coordinator at South Nottinghamshire Academy either via the main school number 0115 9110091 or direct email; e.hawksworth@snacademy.org.uk.