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Take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

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Take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Camden

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (D of E) gives young people aged 13 – 24 of all abilities the chance to develop skills for life and work, fulfil their potential and have a brighter future. The award is made up of activities for young people that encourages them to get fitter, learn new skills, help others by volunteering and experience real adventure.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s award has three levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold. The Bronze and Silver awards are made up of four sections:

  • physical - take part in a new or existing physical activity for one hour a week 

  • skills - take part in a new or existing skill for one hour a week

  • volunteering - volunteer for a local non-profit organisation, community group or individual

  • expedition - walking and camping journey lasting two days and one night in open countryside

The Gold award has the same sections as Bronze and Silver plus an extra section:

  • residential - join an organised project for 5 days and 4 nights away from home with a new group of young people

The amount of time you need to take part in these activities will depend on which award level you are trying to achieve.  For more information on the timescales, visit


If you would like to start the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award it costs £25 to enrol at bronze and silver level, the gold award costs £31. These fees cover your welcome pack, eDofE online account, administration support, badge and certificate on completion (this cost may be more in schools to cover administration and other associated costs). Help is available for young people in families on low incomes.

Young people can sign up to complete the award at various places in the borough of Camden and most schools now offer a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme.

If you are unable to complete the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at your school, college or university then we can arrange for you to join a group at one of Camden’s youth centres. We collect information from participants when they enrol and explain how we use it in our Privacy Notice.


There are many activities you can do for your physical, volunteer and skill sections. For more information on activities that you can take part in, visit

Our team deliver weekly sessions at Somers Town Youth Centre after school. Activities we arrange include gym sessions, first aid courses and a gardening project. Please contact us (see details below) to book yourself onto one of these sessions.

In 2019, we will be running a number of expeditions for participants at all levels between April and October. These expeditions are for participants that cannot complete the award through their school, college or university.

Contact us

We are here to help you plan your sections, contacting organisations or training for expeditions. You can call or email us and we can also offer appointments which will be at Somers Town Youth Centre.

For more information, help and advice, you can contact Autumn Elbourn, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Manager.
[email protected]
Tel: 07970 908975