The Duke of Edinburgh International Award has been a British institution for over 65 years now, and during that time has become a highly sought after award, widely recognised by British employers and Universities alike. The reasons why both employers and Universities have such high regard for the Award are the skills it instils in young people, and the level of commitment it demands.
The skills students develop while vying for the Award, are:
• A sense of identity
• Independence of thought and action
• A sense of responsibility
• An awareness of their potential
• New talents and responsibilities
The DofE award gives you the chance to do something completely new, and improve on things you are already doing. It takes you out of your comfort zone into a place where you are destined to undergo amazing new experiences. You will build confidence, resilience, skills for work and become an integral part of friendship groups.
The DofE can help you carve out a better future. Colleges, Universities and employers regard a DofE award highly, so it will help to open the right doors for you. If you are keen to get off the sofa and put 100 % into something that could change your life, the DofE is for you.