Staff at Liverpool College CCF are responsible for the delivery of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme (DofE)
Participation in the Award gives young people the opportunity to develop time management skills. All activities should be undertaken in their free (i.e. non-directed) time and are often after-school or lunchtime clubs; evening clubs or activities or weekend activities. Since the Award is simply an extension of a young person's personal interests and activities, and has a long completion time, Award work can fit around school.
The Award is a four-Section programme with three levels:
Bronze (for those aged 14 and over)
Silver (for those aged 15 and over) and
Gold (for those aged 16 and over).
The Sections involve:
Service (helping people in the community)
Skills (covering almost any hobby, skill or interest)
Physical Recreation (sport, dance and fitness)
Expeditions (training for, planning and completing a journey on foot or horseback, by boat or cycle)
Residential Project (Gold Award only) (a purposeful enterprise with people not previously known to the participant)
Award Groups are run by the College community, many of whom are volunteers, including youth workers, teachers, employers, trainers, Instructors, Assessors and individuals from the community, all of whom wish to share their skills, enthusiasm and organising abilities to help young people reach their potential.
It would usually take a participant between 6-12 months to complete a Bronze Award; 12-18 months for a Silver Award and 18-24 months for a Gold Award. It may take less time for completion of the Silver or Gold Awards if the participant holds the preceding Award. All Awards must be completed by the participant's 25th birthday.
To download a copy of 'Introduction to the DofE' please click here
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