Duke of Edinburgh Award

Due to the current Coronavirus outbreak, the Parish Council has taken the decision to cancel all Duke of Edinburgh indoor activities. This will be continually reviewed in line with the current government guidelines.  

There will be an extra Bronze Award remote information evening on Monday 1st February 2021 for anyone who is interested at 7pm on Zoom. If you are interested in attending please email Lindsay at doe@burleyparishcouncil.co.uk for the link to attend.



What is DofE? (The Duke of Edinburgh)

It’s a life changing experience, a fun time with friends and an opportunity to discover new interests and talents. 

It’s a tool to develop essential life skills. A recognised achievement respected by employers.

There are four sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold. 

Age for starting:

Bronze 14 years old or 13 years and in year 9.
Silver 15 years

Gold 16 years 

Any young person can do DofE regardless of ability, gender, background, or location. Achieving the award is not a competition and you have until your 25th birthday to complete. It's about setting personal challenges and pushing boundaries. Through the DofE programme young people make new friends, improve their self-esteem, and build confidence. They gain essential skills and attributes for work and life such as resilience, problem-solving, team working, communication and drive. This enhances CVs and University applications along with job applications. 

We have a team of staff with a wealth of qualifications, experience, and knowledge.

Lindsay Field – Manager
Russell Robinson – Senior leader
John Popple – Leader
Jonny Gaunt – Leader
Julie Vaugh - Leader

Dave Pearson – Verifier

We also have a team of experienced expedition volunteers and assessors. 

All staff are DBS checked, first aid and safeguarding trained.

Free DofE First Aid Course for young people


In June 2020 the following certificate was presented to the DofE volunteers to thank them for their 1573 hours of voluntary service to the local community in the year to the end of March 2020.



How the Burley Parish Council scheme works:

The Parish Council are the licence holder for the charity. 

We charge for expeditions and weekly sessions in order to cover the costs of staffing, insurance and kit.

We hold sponsored events during the year to help with building the DofE with new kit and up to date maps. Sponsored events are vital for the DofE to continue and grow.

We run weekly sessions on a fortnightly cycle for bronze and silver/gold £2 per session. These sessions are training sessions for expeditions and team building.

We use Lower Wharfedale, Upper Wharfedale, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire Dales and North Wales for our expeditions.

We hold an open evening once a year, normally around September, for new young people to enrol and an award presentation evening during December.




We have an Instagram for young people updates #Burleydofe

If you require any more information please contact doe@burleyparishcouncil.co.uk

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