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BAC Open Award Centre

Open Award applications are currently closed. Please check back on the website in August 2017 for further information on 2017/18.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Open Award is a volunteer led initiative supported by BAC for over 20 years. The Open Award programme offers open access to young people who do not have, or may find difficulty accessing the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Programme through other providers. The BAC Open Award offers programmes for Bronze, Silver and Gold levels and includes additional BAC equipment and staff support for expeditions locally and internationally.

Thank you for your interest in the Duke of Edinburgh's Open Award.

We would like to thank everyone for your continued support of this award and the volunteers who dedicate so much time and passion to providing this opportunity.

Open Award

The Open Award Programme runs by academic year with participants enrolling in September each year.  They attend evening and weekend training sessions throughout the autumn, winter and spring, completing final expeditions during the summer months.

Further information on the Award, what is involved at each of the levels, timescales and requirements can be viewed at http://www.dofe.org/

As the demand for access onto the BAC Open Award has grown annually, for essential health and safety and in order to maintain the highest programme delivery standards, participating numbers are limited in relation to the number of volunteer leaders available to lead each level annually.

For details of the bronze & silver calendars please contact the BAC office on 02890 600132.

Download the 2016/17 open award gold calendar here


Open Award

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