The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a program of activities designed to aid the personal development of young people aged 14 -25. It challenges you, it inspires you and it even improves your career prospects!
There are three levels to the Award:
Bronze AwardAimed at 14 and overs.
Silver AwardAimed at 15 and overs.
Gold AwardAimed at 16 and overs.
Participants usually work their way through the Award Levels but you can skip straight to Silver or Gold if you’re prepared to undertake an extra six months of Service, or the longer Skills or Physical Recreation Sections.
How can we help you fulfill the criteria of your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award?
There are two ways that we can help…
Our TEFL courses are a great way to fulfill the Skills Section. You’ll be fully trained to teach English anywhere in the world so it’s great for people who want to travel in the future!
What course can you take?
We offer a range of TEFL courses but they aren’t all applicable for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Here’s a list of the ones that are:
Online Essential TEFL – our 40 hour distance learning course
Online Essential TEFL Plus – our 60 hour distance learning course
Premier TEFL – our 80 hour combined course
How long will it take?
You’ll need to complete your course over at least three months.
You’ll need to complete your course over a minimum of three months (if you have chosen the short Skills Section) or a minimum of six months (if you have chosen the extended Skills Section).
Our TEFL courses will only be applicable if you’ve chosen the short Skills Section. Your course will need to be completed over at least six months.
Volunteer Travel Experiences
Our Volunteer Travel Experiences are a great way to fulfill the Residential Section of your Gold Award. You’ll have a unique travel experience in an amazing location and you’ll be doing something really worthwhile!
What can you do?
We offer a range of volunteer opportunities for teenagers so you can choose one that suits you!
If you’re over 18 you can choose any one of our incredible Conservation, Community Development, Teaching or Building projects. We work with 500 different projects in 25 different countries so you’ll be spoilt for choice! To pick your project click here.
If you’re between 16-18 you can choose from our range of Summer Specials. These youth volunteer programs have been specially designed for the younger traveler so you can have an incredible experience without reducing your parents to a bag of nerves!
How long will you be away?
In order to fulfill your Gold Award Residential Project you will need to be away for a minimum of 5 days. Our volunteer travel experiences have a minimum stay of two weeks but you could choose to stay away for much longer if you wanted.
Can you travel in groups?
Participants should travel alone but you may travel with one other person you already know, in some cases...
Please Note: This offer is only available to Duke of Edinburgh’s Award participants who are residents of the UK and participating through the UK Award.