Outline of DofE
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award aims to inspire, guide and support young people in their self-development and recognise their achievements.
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of activities for anyone aged 14-24. Doing their DofE gives young people the opportunity to experience new activities or develop existing skills. There are three progressive levels of programmes which when successfully completed lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. Young people create their own DofE programme by choosing a volunteering, physical and skills activity, going on an expedition and, for their Gold only, taking part in a residential project.
Further details can be found on the DofE website www.dofe.org/
DofE groups operate across Highland in various settings including schools, voluntary youth organisations, youth clubs and uniformed groups. For further information please contact Mike Jones, DofE Manager on 01463 663823 or email email@example.com.
The aim of this section is to inspire young people to make a difference within their communities or to an individual's life and develop compassion by giving service to others. Young people can also have their achievements in this section recognised through Millennium Volunteer awards. Check out more including the category finder - http://www.dofe.org/volunteering/
The aim of the Physical section is to inspre young people to achieve greater physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle through participation and improvement in physical activity. Check out the category finder to see what type of activities are included here - http://www.dofe.org/physical/
Aims to inspire young people to develop practical and social skills and personal interests. Check out which skills are included - http://www.dofe.org/skills/
Aims to inspire young people to develop initiative and a spirit of adventure and discovery, by planning, training for and completing an adventurous journey as part of a team. There is lots more on this if you follow this link http://www.dofe.org/expedition/
If you are interested in volunteering for DofE in Highland and/or want details on training opportunities then please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
DofE Assessors course will be on Saturday 10th September 2011 in Inverness - this is a one day course which is the first step to becoming an accredited assessor.
Booking forms can be found in the current documents section, along with learning outcomes of the courses.
Details on the following courses can be found by visiting Highland Council's Outdoor Education web site; Walking and Camping Accreditation Courses; First Aid Courses; Water Safety Courses; National Governing Body Training and Assessment Courses.
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