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BAC Open Award Centre

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.

Applications are now closed for 2014/15.

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.

Training is coming to an end for the 2014/15 year with practice expeditions and final expeditions taking place over the next few months.

If you are interested in enrolling at bronze, silver or gold level for 2015/16, please check back here from 1st July 2015 for further details on the enrolment process. 

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.

2014/15 Calendar

Bronze

Dates:

Training sessions will be every other Tuesday night.

Day walk: Sat 18th Oct 2014, Sun 8th Feb 2015, Sat 21st Mar 2015.

Practice Expedition: Sat 25th- Sun 26th April 2015

Final Expedition: Sat 16th – Sun 17th May 2015

Silver

Dates:

Training sessions will be every Monday night.

Day walk: Sun 9th Nov 2014, Sun 8th Mar 2015, Sun 10th May 2015.

Practice Expedition: Fri 17th- Sun 19th April 2015

Final Expedition: Fri 24th – Thurs 30th July 2015 (Expedition will be taking place in the UK)

Gold

Dates:

Training sessions will be every other Tuesday night.

Day walk: Sun 19th Oct 2014, Sat 22nd Nov 2014, Sat 21st Feb 2015, Sat 14th Mar 2015.

Practice Expedition: Fri 10th April- Sun 12th April 2015 and Sat 2nd May- Mon 4th May 2014

Final Expedition: Tues 7th July- Thurs 16th July 2015 (Destination of expedition will be in Europe and Dates may change due to Flight costs)

BAC Open Award Costs 2014 / 2015

·  Bronze Training Cost: £160.00 + £16 for Edofe Pack

·  Silver Training Cost: £200.00 + £16 for Edofe Pack (Excludes final expedition costs, the destination of the expedition will be taking place in the UK and final costs will be decided by the end of December 2014).

·  Gold Training Cost: £250.00 + £23 for Edofe Pack (Excludes final expedition costs, the destination of the expedition will be taking place in Europe and final costs will be decided by the end of December 2014)

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