A Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) programme is a real adventure from beginning to end. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from, you just need to be aged between 14 and 24 and realise there’s more to life than sitting on a sofa watching Pointless.
You can choose from three levels of the Award - Bronze, Silver or Gold (see the Award in Depth page). You achieve your Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections - Volunteering, Physical, Skills, and the Expedition. At the Gold level there is an extra component - the Residential. You’ll find yourself helping people around the community, getting fitter, developing new skills, and exploring wild country.
Edinburgh Napier Students' Association recently became the first Higher Education institution in Scotland to become a Licenced Organisation qualified to offer the award to all our students.
If you would like to ask any questions about the DofE or get signed up for the award then just get in touch with the Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator:
Phone - 0131 229 8791
History of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award
TheDofE programme was founded in the United Kingdom in 1956 by Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, and it has since expanded to 140 other countries. The awards recognise adolescents and young adults for completing a series of activities geared towards self-improvement and personal development.
In the United Kingdom the programme is run by The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, a royal charter corporation. A separate entity, The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation, promotes the DofE abroad and you can see which countries run Duke of Edinburgh Award programmes here: http://www.intaward.org/
Volunteer to Support the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award relies on the support and guidance of volunteers to help young people achieve their potentials. You could help deliver and support the DofE at Edinburgh Napier University. Have a look a the Volunteering in DofE page to find out more.