The Award Framework

The Award is a balanced programme with a framework of three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold; and four sections: Voluntary Service, Physical Recreation, Skills, and Adventurous Journey. Participants complete all four sections at each level to complete the Award. At the Gold level Participants also complete a Gold Residential Project.

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All young people aged 14 to 24 can earn The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award.

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Voluntary Service

Participants volunteer in their communities, make a positive contribution to society, and demonstrate social responsibility

Physical Recreation

Encourages young people to improve their fitness and performance, and enjoy healthy lifestyles for good mental and physical well-being

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Skills

Develop your talents, broaden your abilities, increase your self-confidence and improve your employability

Adventurous Journey

Discover your spirit of adventure and gain an understanding of the environment and the great outdoors

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Gold Residential Project

Broaden your experiences, staying in an unfamiliar area with others, while taking part in a worthwhile project and building new relationships