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DofE Gold Award

DofE Gold Award

Doing the DofE Gold award is a real adventure from beginning to end.

The DofE is a voluntary, non-competitive, flexible personal development programme that increases your chances of getting a job within six months of graduating. The DofE Award is recognised around the globe, so if you’re applying for positions in other countries, it will still be worth a lot.

Discover what you're made of

Take on your DofE - and show that nothing can hold you back.

Your Gold DofE Award starts here

Everyone’s DofE is unique, but it’s always an adventure. It gives you the chance to take on your own challenges, follow your own passions, and discover talents you never knew you had.

Your guide to the DofE

Employers and employees agree that having a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award makes a difference to job applications. Get involved and improve your graduate attributes and chances of standing out from the crowd.

A guide for parents, guardians and carers

Anyone aged 14-24 can do a DofE programme at one of three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, leads to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.