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Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award that develops over 300,000 young people for life and work every year in the UK.

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We hold a licence to deliver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programmes in schools, colleges, special schools, housing associations, uniformed and voluntary organisations across the county. Currently there are over 5,000 young people working towards their awards during which they will be helping others, discovering hidden talents, working together and overcoming challenges.

Anyone aged between 14 and 24 years can do a programme at one of three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Participants choose activities and undertake them for the required time period in each of the following categories:

  • volunteering
  • physical
  • skills
  • expedition (with an additional residential section at Gold).


Derbyshire DofE Office
Lea Green Centre
Main Road

Tel: 01629 531273

If you are not a Derbyshire resident or don't attend a Derbyshire school or college and would like to find out more information about the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme in your area, please visit the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award national website (opens in new window).