Duke of Edinburgh’s

Duke of Edinburgh's Award / Presidents Award (Gaisce)

For individual entrants please go to the Open Award Page

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (or Gaisce – The President’s Award), is a fantastic initiative supported by BAC for over 30 years. The award offers a significant opportunity for young people between 14 and 24 years old to experience the outdoors, gain new skills, volunteer in the community, and make lifelong friends. It’s also a great way of demonstrating commitment and resilience to future employers and universities.

Weekly Training

BAC can provide training that can be tailored to your schedule. We can deliver expert training for all parts of the award, including the expedition. The training can be spread over several weeks or delivered in a more condensed residential setting if preferred.

Expedition Support

BAC can manage and co-ordinate your expeditions, teaching route planning and ensuring that the correct rules and guidelines are followed for your expedition to fully qualify for the Award. BAC have 30 years of experience, running expeditions across the UK and internationally in Canada and the Alps

Provided Kit

BAC can provide any kit that your pupils don’t own or have access to, including stoves, tents, waterproofs, boots and rucksacks.  The training ensures that each young people is able to use the equipment safely and effectively.

For schools that don’t have the capacity and qualified staff to deliver the expedition elements of the award, BAC can manage and resource this crucial section. This includes provision of the necessary training in navigation, safety, cooking and camping, and facilitation of the practice and final expeditions and assessment. Costs for Bronze, Silver and Gold level awards can be provided on request, depending on numbers of pupils and location.

For detailed information about what’s involved at each of the levels, timescales and requirements can be viewed at http://www.dofe.org/

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