Silver Award (Year 10)

When can I do my Silver Duke of Edinburgh's Award?

If you are in Year 10 and you have already completed your Bronze Award you are good to go. Even if you haven't completed Bronze, you may be able to start a Silver DofE programme - check with your DofE Co-ordinator - Mr Hill.

Activities for each DofE section take a minimum of one hour a week over a set period of time, so they can be fitted in around your academic study, hobbies and social life. Development and regular progress must be shown and all activities must be completed before your 25th birthday.

Silver timescales:

  • Volunteering section: 6 months (1 hour a week, 24 times)
  • Physical section: 3 months (1 hour a week, 12 times)
  • Skills section: 6 months (1 hour a week, 24 times)
  • Expedition section: 3 days and 2 nights

If you didn't do Bronze, you must undertake a further 6 months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections.