What is Duke of Edinburgh?

Anyone aged 14-24 can do a D of E at one of three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, leads to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Hope College delivers the Bronze award

The Hamlet delivers the Silver and Gold award

To accomplish each of the awards the following areas need to be completed. The difference between the awards is the amount of time it takes to fulfil each element and the depth in which the participant needs to be involved.


This section is to inspire young people to make a difference within their communities or to an individual’s life and develop compassion by giving service to others.

Volunteering is simple. It’s about choosing to give time to something useful, without getting paid. Participants can choose to volunteer individually, as part of a team or with their D of E group.


This section is all about inspiring young people to achieve greater physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle through participation and improvement in physical activity.


The aim is to inspire young people to develop practical and social skills and personal interests.

Something old, something new – it doesn’t matter. Young people can choose to improve on an existing skill or develop a new one.


Doing an expedition inspires young people to develop initiatives and a spirit of adventure and discovery by planning training for and completing an adventure as part of a team.


Please contact Gemma Crompton for further details on 01942 824150