Silver Award

This award is designed for Year 10 and takes a minimum of 12 months to complete; only 6 months if a previous level has already been achieved.

Your DofE Manager for Silver is: Mrs Hawksworth

Your DofE Leaders for Silver are: Mr Richardson and Mr Dyer

For more information or to contact Mrs Hawksworth email:

DofE Silver 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

  • The next step up from Bronze... you need to be in year 10 to start doing your Silver DofE programme.  
  • A Silver DofE programme has 4 sections, Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition.  You need to do at least 6 months Volunteering and a minimum of 6 months on either Physical or Skills and 3 months on the other. It’s up to you which one you do for longer.
  • The Expedition section involves planning, training for and completing a 3 day (2 night) expedition.
  • If you start your Silver without doing Bronze first you’ll have to do an extra 6 months volunteering or doing whichever of the Physical or Skills sections you have spent more time on.  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 take you at least 6 months for Silver if you've already achieved your Bronze, or 12 months if you've jumped straight into Silver.







6 months

6 months

3 months

Plan, train for and undertake a 3 day, 2 night expedition

Physical and Skill: One section for 6 months and the other section for 3 months.
Direct entrants must undertake a further 6 months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections.


Costs for Silver

2019-2020 costs £115

This cost includes the following:

  • £50 non-refundable deposit (Welcome pack, Licence fee, Limited Personal accident insurance and certificate/badge on completion) 
  • £65 expedition costs (2 weekends of expedition, inc training and paperwork, staff expenses, campsite fees, kit supply and maintenance, assessor costs, transport)

Additional Costs

  • Personal kit (sleeping bags, roll mat, boots, clothes, first aid kit etc) Some kit is available to loan.
  • Food
  • Transport (depending on numbers)

** 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 silver 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. They will be more loosely supervised compared to the bronze award. If you feel your child cannot be left alone, do not sign them up for the award.

Dates for Silver trips




Silver Practice Day Walk


To Be Confirmed     

Silver Practice Expedition        

To Be Confirmed

Silver 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 download page for more downloads, click here