Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the world’s leading achievement award for young people. It’s aim to create a world where young people can reach their full potential whatever their circumstances.  The ethos is to enable every young person of every background to do their DofE and succeed, regardless of any barriers.

What we do
DofE provide a balanced programme of activities that develops the whole person – mind, body and soul – in an environment of social interaction and teamworking.

Taking part builds confidence and develops self-esteem.  It requires persistence, commitment and has a lasting impact on the attitudes and outlook of all young people who do their DofE. Participants are aged between 14 and 24.

How it is done
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is delivered under special licence by over 400 partners (Licenced Organisations).  Our partners support nearly 11,000 DofE centres including youth clubs, voluntary organisations, schools, colleges, Young Offenders Institutions and businesses to run DofE programmes and accredit their young people.