Duke of Edinburgh’s Award


Pre Duke of Edinburgh’s Award


The Air Training Corps is one of the largest bodies involved in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The Award is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of practical, cultural and adventurous activities for young people aged 14-25.

To support Cadets who are too young to undertake the Award, the RAF Air Cadets have developed a “Pre-DofE” Award, based upon the same ethos as the full award.

Just like the full Award, the RAF Air Cadets award is achieved by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections:

Volunteering

Helping at a fund raising or community event / parade and attending the Squadron on a regular basis.

Physical

Becoming fitter through a range of fitness activities

Skills

Developing map reading or radio skills, or learning about Airmanship

Expedition

Learn to plan for an adventurous journey and complete the training required

If you want to know more, speak with your Sqn DofE Leader or Contact the Wing DofE Officer


Duke of Edinburgh’s Award


The Air Training Corps is one of the largest bodies involved in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The Award is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of practical, cultural and adventurous activities for young people aged 14-25.

There are three levels of programme you can do which, when you’ve successfully completed lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The main differences between them are the minimum length of time it takes to complete them, how challenging it is and the minimum age you can start.

Depending on your age, you are free to start at any level but most people prefer to try for Bronze and work upwards. There are age restrictions for each one so it makes sense to build yourself up rather than dive in at the deep end.

You achieve an Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if you’re going for Gold).

These sections are:

Volunteering

helping someone, your community or the environment.

Physical

becoming fitter through sport, dance or fitness activities

Skills

developing existing talents or trying something new

Expedition

planning, training for and completing an adventurous journey

Residential

(Gold only) – staying and working away from home as part of a team

For more information on The Award, please visit www.dofe.org

If you want to know more, speak with your Sqn DofE Leader or Contact the Wing DofE Officer