SCDF launch new intake for DofE for 2024

Following on from a successful first cohort in 2023, the Saints Community Development Foundation are pleased to announce that we are now looking for new participants for the 2024 Duke of Edinburgh Award!

So, Why do DofE?

Doing DofE is a brilliant way for any young person to discover just how much they are capable of. It gives young people the chance to make new friends, follow their passions, learn new skills, and make a difference in our community. Achieving a DofE Award is a great way to impress employers too. And it helps young people to see themselves differently and gain a new level of confidence. We always say that after taking on your DofE, you know that whatever life throws at you, you’re ready to deal with it.

The DofE is non-competitive and a powerful way for every young person to build belief in themselves, whatever their background, interests and abilities!

How It Works

There are three levels of DofE Award – Bronze, Silver and Gold. To achieve their Award, you will need to complete four sections – Volunteering, Physical, Skills and the Expedition.

Young people can choose what they would like to do for the first three sections, and we will provide all the guidance and support they need. The Expedition involves spending [two/three/four] days and [one/two/three] nights in the countryside. We provide comprehensive training beforehand to ensure everyone is fully prepared and has the best possible experience.

Next step: We hope lots of young people will take this opportunity to get involved with DofE.

About DofE

The DofE is non-competitive and open to all young people – it’s about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries. There are three levels of DofE programme which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award.

Through their DofE, students will make friends and memories and build traits like confidence, resilience and self-esteem, which can benefit mental health. They’ll gain skills and attributes for work and life, like problem-solving, team-working and self-motivation – and they’ll achieve an Award that’s recognised by top employers and can help them stand out when applying for University or jobs.

The cohort we will be taking on for 2024 is for those who wish to take part and complete the Bronze award

To achieve their Bronze Award, participants must complete four sections: Skills, Volunteering, Physical and their Expedition.

Every young person’s DofE programme is personal to them – they can choose what they’d like to do for their Skills, Volunteering and Physical sections, and most activities can count. We will provide guidance and support, and students can either choose to continue an activity they already do or discover something completely new.

With only 14 places available, make sure to register your interest fast!

If you would like to register for the programme please get in touch with [email protected], who will also be able to assist you with any questions you may have regarding the DofE programme!

Thank you for your support. We hope you’ll agree that the DofE is the perfect way for your young person to feel ready for anything!