Duke Of Edinburgh Award



Following government announcements our Duke of Edinburgh sessions will no longer be taking place until the schools re-open but we don't want anyone to miss out on getting their award that you have all been working so hard towards so please join us for online sessions at 7pm on Mondays.

We have some new proposed new dates for expeditions, these are subject to change and will be dependent on how the current situation unfolds in the coming months.


12th/13th September 2020 for the Bronze Qualifier. You no longer have to do a practice expedition to pass the expedition section of your DofE award.


2nd/3rd/4th October 2020- Practice. To head to the Dales on the 2nd evening, camp and walk on the Saturday and Sunday

24th - 27th Silver Qualifier

24th 28th Gold Qualifier

DofE has issued a statement saying they don’t want the reason young people don’t get their award to be because of the Corona-virus. So we are currently looking into a solution.

This is an opportunity for all of you to login to your eDofE and do what you can on there, such as update what you are doing for the sections of skill, physical and volunteering.

Need some ideas, information or forms? Press the relevant link below...

If you have any concerns or questions please get in touch using the information on our contact page and we will do our best to give you answers in this uncertain and ever changing time.



Duke of Edinburgh sessions mainly happen on a Monday within the ICT1 class room in Horbury Academy. The Duke of Edinburgh Sessions help to develop employability and life skills through a range of activities. Part of the Duke of Edinburgh programme involves young people choosing a specific skill and physical activity to develop over a period of time. Participants also find their own volunteering opportunity as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award, which is a great way for young people to explore their interests, meet new people and gain new skills. As part of the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards participants choose their teams to plan and go on an expedition. Some of the training participants undertake includes first aid training, map reading and teamwork skills. Duke of Edinburgh is a great way to meet new people, develop confidence and try new experience.

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh 6pm-8pm starting 14th October then every other week.

Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh 6pm-8pm starting 4th November then every other week.

Bronze sessions

14th October - Taster Session, teamwork, awareness of risk, health and safety issues

11th November - Expedition preparation, Team work, countryside code and highway code

25th November - Expedition preparation: orienteering and using a compass. Equipment, Bag Packing/Route Planning

9th December - Expedition Preparation eDofE information – enrolment forms and enrolment fee return. ROUTE ONE COMPLETED

6th January - Expedition preparation: emergency procedures

20th January - Expedition preparation: aims, observation, recording and presentation

3rd February - Expedition preparation, ROUTE 2 COMPLETED

17th February - 10.00 - 15.30 Emergency First Aid training at Horbury Methodist Church.

24th February - Expedition preparation, First Aid, consent forms for expedition to be given out

9th March - Expedition preparation, Route planning. ROUTE 3 COMPLETED

14th March - Practice walk around Horbury, 1pm - 4pm

23rd March - Expedition preparation, Food quiz, Food and cooking, consent and monies to be returned for expedition

20th April - Equipment issue for expedition. ROUTE 4 COMPLETED

4th May - Expedition preparation: catching up session

18th May - Equipment return

25th – 26th April 2020: Bronze Practice Expedition

16th – 17th May 2020: Bronze Qualifier

Silver/gold sessions

4th November - New programme/expedition dates/eDofE/Enrolment forms/Team building

18th November - Expedition preparation, Planning routes: ROUTE 1 COMPLETED

2nd December - Expedition preparation, Planning routes: ROUTE 2 COMPLETED

16th December - Expedition preparation, eDofE update, enrolment forms and enrolment fee return, Planning routes

13th January - Expedition preparation, Planning routes: ROUTE 3 COMPLETED

27th January - Expedition preparation, Planning routes: ROUTE 4 COMPLETED

10th February - Expedition preparation, First Aid, Planning routes: ROUTE 5 COMPLETED

17th February - 10.00 - 15.30 Emergency First Aid training at Horbury Methodist Church.

2nd March - Expedition preparation, ROUTE 6 COMPLETED

16th March - Expedition preparation, Planning routes: ALL ROUTES COMPLETED, Emergency Procedures, ADDITIONAL SUPPORT ON ROUTES AND SIGN ROUTES OFF

30th March - DEADLINE FOR COMPLETION OF ALL ROUTES, Expedition update, Give out consent forms and information for expeditions

11th May - Drop in only for consent forms and Monies Return for Expedition. Staff to Submit Routes

15th June - Any queries about expedition and equipment collection

22nd June - Catch up session, if needed

26th – 28th June 2020: Silver and Gold Practice Expedition, Settle (Yorkshire Dales)

24th -27th July 2020: Silver and Gold Qualifying Expedition. Silver will go 24th until 27th July. Gold will go until the 28th July. Settle (Yorkshire Dales)