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Duke of Edinburgh FAQs

What are the ages for each level of the award?

Bronze Award: 14 years+

Silver Award: 15 years+

Gold: 16 years +

I'm not 14 years old yet, can I still do DofE?

Yes, if you are not yet 14, but are in the school year in which your peer group turn 14, you may be able to start a Bronze DofE programme.

Similarly, if you are not yet 15, but are in the school year in which your peer group turn 15, you may be able to start a Silver DofE programme - check with your DofE leader.

What happens once I have paid?

After you have paid, an eDofE account will be created and a log in will be sent to the parents/carers. The young person will then enter their personal details. Where you will be sent a DofE pack and discount card.

What are the sections of DofE?

For Bronze and Silver, the sections are Volunteering, Skills, Physical and Expedition.

For Gold, the sections are Volunteering, Skills, Physical, Expedition and Residential.

Who is my award leader?

Your award leader will be a member of Barnet's Duke of Edinburgh team

How can I contact my award leader?

You can contact your award leader via the eDofE app, or via email: DofE@barnet.gov.uk 

I cannot find an activity to do for my DofE sections, what do I do?

If you cannot find an activitiy, or would like help in finding an activity to do, please email us at DofE@barnet.gov.uk and one of the team will be more than happy to help you. You can also access any of the Term Time Positive Activities that are avialable on this site here.