Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE)

The DofE is all about going the extra mile – gaining new skills, pushing yourself physically, helping others and exploring new territories.

Barnet DofE

Barnet Council's Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) programme offers young people exciting opportunities to get involved in their communities, learn new skills, and take part in adventurous challenges.

A DofE programme is a real adventure from beginning to end. It doesn't matter who you are or where you're from. You just need to be aged between 13-25 and realise there's more to life than sitting on a sofa watching life pass you by!



The first DofE level you can achieve is Bronze. Find out more below.


The second level you can achieve is Silver. Find out more below.


The third and final level you can achieve is Gold. Find out more below.


The 4 Sections of DofE are: Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition.

How DofE can benefit you

Taking part in the DofE can be a great idea for lots of reasons: 

  • It’s Fun!
  • Aid your future career
  • University and Colleges
  • Great on your CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Perseverance, commitment and problem solving
  • Confidence, team building and organisation skills 

If you would like to enrol on the DofE Award please contact your school/academy/college for further information:

Find your school's DofE contacts here. 


Enrolment Fees

Enrolment Fees for the online e-dofe account with the London Borough of Barnet*

  • Bronze - £31.00
  • Silver - £31.00
  • Gold - £36.00
*please note the enrolment costs have an administration charge to ensure all accounts can be monitored throughout the participation period.

Further information on the borough expedition costs and contracts will be released upon request for any young person wishing to participate on the expeditions with Barnet Youth Service at borough level.

Should you wish to find your own expedition through the DofE Approved Activity Provider (AAP) please refer to the DofE National website via the expedition section. Barnet Youth Service cannot recommend any providers which appear on the national website.

Within the borough we are able to offer kit to individuals, groups, etc. should this be required. However we work on a first come first serve basis for individual and group kits. To find out what kit we are able to hire out, please contact us via the contacts page. Please find below the cost for individual kit charges per expeditions:

September 2023 - August 2024:
  • Bronze - £38.50
  • Silver - £48.50
  • Gold - £58.50
* These prices cover both practice and qualifying expeditions for all levels. Please contact us should you wish to hire for only one expedition.
  • Rucksack
  • Waterproofs - jacket & trousers (Sizes S/M/L/XL)
  • Walking boots (limited stock per size)
  • Sleeping bag & liner
  • Head torch
  • Compass (These are issued on the expedition)
*Please note subject to change and on first come, first served basis. Should you require any additional group kit, such as tents etc, please contact us to discuss pricing and usage terms.