Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Your DofE Contacts
DofE Boys' Brigade Team Leader: Jonathan Graham email@example.com
DofE Expedition Advisor: Malcolm McFadden Dofeni@boys-brigade.org.uk
News From DofE for Leaders
DofE Notice- Green Form Notification:
During the school holidays the DofE Office is experiencing high volumes of Green Forms for processing. An increasing number of Green Forms are being submitted with less than two weeks notice of the expedition.
Please ensure the Green Forms at least four weeks before the expedition (six weeks prior if you require an Assessor to be provided). If the DofE Office are unable to issue notification numbers then this may result in expeditions not being counted towards a young person's Award; obviously everyone wants to avoid this happening where possible.
Thank you to everyone who has submitted their Green Forms well in advance of the expeditions and best wishes for a continuing great expedition season.
Pilot Age Range for Bronze and Sliver Awards
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award UK are running a pilot on the age range for participation at Bronze and Silver levels. From August 2015 young people can start their Bronze award in the academic year they turn 14 and their Silver in the academic year they turn 15. Please note there is no change at Gold level.
The criteria for the pilot is clear and specific:
Bronze Award: Participants can enrol and start the Bronze Award in the school year in which you turn 14, which for NI is Year 10. This is the case whether the participant is doing DofE in school or with any other DofE centre type. Note! If a pupil has been put forward a year and will not be 14 in that school year, they may not start the Bronze Award.
Silver Award: Participants can enrol and start the Silver Award in the school year in which you turn 15, which for NI is Year 11. This applies whether whether the participant is doing DofE in school or any other DofE centre type. Participants may be a direct entrant to Silver under the same criteria - if the pupil has been put forward a year and will not be 15 in the school year, they may not start the Silver Award.
There is no change to Gold Award criteria and participants can only enrol for Gold on or after their 16th birthday.
The following forms and publications are available for download (PDFfiles) Further resources are available at www.dofe.org.
- BB Expedition Handbook
- DofE Expedition News March 2016
- DofE Handbook Revisions 2008
- DofE Training Flyer
- Volunteering Section
- Map & Direction to DofE NI Headquarters
- Expedition Update April 2016
- List of DofE Battalion Advisors 2015/2016
- Expedition Notification Process
- Expedition Ideas
- Expedition Planner
- Physical Ideas
- Physical Planner
- Residential Guidelines
- Residential Ideas
- Residential Planner
- Skills Ideas
- Skills Planner
- Volunteering Ideas
- Volunteering Planner
- Countryside Etiquette
- Access to the Antrim Hills
- Claim Form - use to request badges for completed Awards
- Participation Place/Packs Order Form
- Participation Place/Packs Order Form Epayment and Email version
- Participation Enrolment Form (for company use only)
- Centre Enrolment Form
- Claim Bronze and Silver Awards for Non eDofE Users
- Claim Gold Award for Non eDofE Users
- Gold Notification Form - GA8
- Gold Award GReenhill YMCA Residential 2016
- Expedition Notification Form
Please send us your pics and we will post them here. We would like to see pictures of all aspects of DofE not just the expedition element.