Welcome to the Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award at Nunthorpe Youth and Community Learning Centre.

Taking part in Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a real adventure from start to finish. There are no entry requirements other than you must be aged between 14 and 24 and have a real passion for getting out there and making things happen.

The award programme is run at three levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each award level is achieved by completing four different activity sections (five for Gold).

People who take part in the award find themselves developing a lot of new skills, getting fitter, making new friends, going on expeditions and making decisions for themselves.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is an adventure…

To find out more contact:

  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
  • Nunthorpe Academy
  • Nunthorpe Youth and Community Learning Centre
  • Guisborough Road
  • Nunthorpe
  • TS7 0LA

Tel: 01642 310561 ext. 147

Award Levels

There are three levels to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Individuals usually progress through the levels starting with the Bronze Award. The main difference between the Awards is the minimum length of time it takes to complete and an individual’s age.

Minimum ages for the different awards:

  • Bronze – 14 years

Bronze Award:

In order to complete the Bronze award there are four sections that need to be completed:

  • Service (3 months)
  • Skill (3 months)
  • Physical (3 months)
  • Expedition (plan, train and complete a 2 day and 1 night challenge)

A further 3 months is spent on service, skill or physical.

2018 Dates

The following are dates for when sessions will run at the Academy. Please note there may be the odd occurrence when a session is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, in these cases a notice will be passed on through tutors and put on the Academy website.

Students do not need to attend every session but they can if they wish. The dates in bold are sessions where team bonding activities are planned to allow students to develop their confidence, social skills as well as build friendships in preparation for the expedition in the summer term.

Autumn Term Spring Term
Tuesday 23rd October Thursday 17th January
Tuesday 13th November Tuesday 22nd January
Tuesday 27th November Tuesday 29th January
Tuesday 4th December Tuesday 5th February
Tuesday 11th December Tuesday 12th February
Tuesday 26th February
Tuesday 12th March
Tuesday 19th March
Tuesday 2nd April

Dates for the summer term will be provided nearer the time.

What do I need to do?

If you think the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award sounds like it’s for you then you need to get in touch with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award team at Nunthorpe. We take new recruits every September so watch out on the website for details of open evenings where you can come along and find out more or you can contact us direct on Tel: 01642 310561 ext. 149

Read more about the award at www.dofe.org.