Duke of Edinburgh's (DofE) Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a fantastic opportunity for young people to do adventurous new things and learn new skills for life and work.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award with YC Hertfordshire

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The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is for young people from all backgrounds aged 14 to 24.


By completing a series of activities in four different sections you progress through the Bronze, Silver and Gold Levels.

At each of the three levels you choose activities in the following four sections:

  • Volunteering
  • Physical
  • Skills
  • Expedition

At Gold Level, you also do an additional (fifth) Residential section which involves staying and working away from home doing a shared activity.

Find your nearest DofE project

There are 10 YC Hertfordshire DofE projects for 13-19 year-olds across the county.

For full details of your nearest YC Hertfordshire Duke of Edinburgh's Award project on MOGOlistings and who to contact to get involved, click here.

DofE Hertfordshire Open Award Centre

Alternatively, you can join the DofE Hertfordshire Open Award Centre. The Open Award Centre provides virtual (online) support for your DofE programme with occasional meetings across Hertfordshire. You will be supported by a DofE Leader who will provide advice and encouragement by telephone, email and eDofE messaging. If you wish to register with the Hertfordshire Open Award Centre email dofe@hertfordshire.gov.uk or telephone 01992 588225 to request an enrolment pack or complete our expression of interest form.

Started your DofE at school but don't know how to finish it now you've left?

If you have started your DofE Award programme at school, YC Hertfordshire can support you to finish it.

This can be at one of the 10 local projects if you are under 20, or via the DofE Hertfordshire Open Award Centre if you are aged 14-24. 

For more information please contact the YC Hertfordshire DofE Office on 01992 588225, e-mail dofe@hertfordshire.gov.uk or complete our expression of interest form

A grant to help cover costs of the programme could be available, please ask about this when you enrol.



The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is not all about expeditions!



This can be any service to individuals or the community, e.g. helping older people with new technology or supporting young people with disabilities to be more active.


This can be improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities.


This can be developing any practical and social skills or your personal interests - things that you may already be doing!



You'll be given training to enable you to successfully, independently and self-sufficiently carry out an expedition.


Useful links

Further details about the DofE can be found on the Duke of Edinburgh's Award national website: www.dofe.org.

Already enrolled? Look for volunteering opportunities and find activities and ideas for completing the skills and physical elements on MOGOlistings.

YC Hertfordshire is the licensed organisation (LO) for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) in Hertfordshire. This licence allows schools, learning establishments and youth projects to deliver DofE programmes to young people under our licence.