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The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (Relaunches from 18th May 2020)

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a programme of activities that leads to a recognised award that proves you have a certain level of skill and have recognised personal qualities. It is for young people aged 14-24 years old. You can do the programme at three levels, Bronze, Silver or Gold.

To achieve an award you must complete a personal programme of activities in your spare time, under four sections (five if you’re going for the Gold award):

  • Skills Section – e.g. learn a musical instrument or improve your photography skills
  • Volunteering Section – e.g. choosing to give time to help people, the community or society, the environment or animals 
  • Physical Section – e.g. learn a new sport or style of dance
  • Expedition – be a member of a team, plan and prepare your expedition, e.g. sailing, hiking or horse riding.
  • Residential (Gold Award) - spend 5 days and 4 nights away from home on a shared activity with people you’ve never met before.

The award will help you to:

  • Challenge yourself
  • Have new experiences
  • Meet friends and learn how to work in a team
  • Discover hidden talents
  • Make a difference in the local community
  • Get fit
  • Gain confidence

Ask your teacher, youth club leader, scout or guide leader if you can do the award through your school or club. If you can, they will tell you how to get started and help you through your award.

The Duke of Edinburgh Awards relaunch through five Wandsworth Youth Centres from 18th May 2020.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic this will be online ONLY! 

The five youth centres are:

  • Roehampton Base (Roehampton)
  • Yvonne Carr Centre (Battersea)
  • Tooting Hub (Tooting)
  • TRC Youth Centre (Central Wandsworth)
  • George Shearing Centre (Clapham Junction) Learning Disabilities and Complex Needs

Who to contact

Contact Name
Marsha Forde
Contact Position
Opportunities and Aspirations Manager


Registration Costs for Each Award

1. Bronze Award - £22
2. Silver Award - £22
3. Gold Award - £29

Expedition Costs

These costs will be available from 18th May 2020 (**Deposits will be required)

Last updated: 21 May 2020

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