Duke of Edinburgh Award – Bronze Programme

SchoolsThe Bronze DofE programme has 4 sections, Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition. You need be at least 14 years old to start a Bronze programme.  As an approved DofE activity provider we run full training, practice and final assessment for the Expedition element of the Award.  We run open dates for individuals and bespoke packages for school & youth groups.  Our expeditions are on foot, bike, canoe and sea kayak.

For school & youth group packages please contact us directly.





Bronze DofE Award

Mode What is involved? Cost
Training & Practice Foot, Bike, Canoe or Sea Kayak Three day course includes 1 day of training followed by a 2 day & 1 night practice expedition. £200.00
Qualifying Foot, Bike, Canoe or Sea Kayak Two day & 1 night qualifying expedition carried out in the same mode of transport as your training.  Full supervision & assessment throughout the journey is provided and final report given in accordance with DofE guidelines.
  • £125.00

2017 Expedition Dates

Qualifying Foot, Bike, Canoe or Sea Kayak Oct 16th – 17th

2018 Expedition Dates

Training & Practice Foot, Bike, Canoe or Sea Kayak July 16th – 18th
Qualifying Foot, Bike, Canoe or Sea Kayak Aug 8th – 9th
Please note that you are expected to arrive at the Cairngorms Adventure Centre the night before your course starts.  This overnight stay is included in the course price on a self-catered basis.

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Tailor-made courses

    • We can organise training, practice Journeys & qualifying expeditions for groups of 4 or more on dates that suit your requirements.
    • Additional skills training days in open canoe, sea kayak, mountain bike or navigation skills are available at a cost of £59 per day. Group discounts available (please ask).


  • Qualifying expeditions should be booked no less than 4 weeks before your expedition start date, to allow time to process green forms.
  • There should ideally be at least 2 weeks between your practice and qualifying expedition.
  • Candidates must have prior experience in their chosen mode of transport (Active can provide this training in canoes or sea kayaks if required).

What we provide

  • Pre-trip information and advice on routes, camp sites, access information, kit lists etc.
  • Self Catering centre accommodation.
  • Group equipment (see below).
  • DofE accredited supervisors and assessors for the practice & qualifying expeditions.
  • Additional skills training days prior to qualifying journeys (please ask).


We can provide the following group kit if required:

  • Tents
  • Inflatable camping mats
  • Stoves, cutlery and crockery
  • Expedition rucksacks or dry bags (dependent on mode of travel)
  • Group first aid kits
  • Maps & compasses
  • Technical & safety kit such as buoyancy aids & helmets (dependent on mode of travel)
  • Waterproofs and boots


  • Expedition meals from £16 per day; Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Vango Stratos 350 Sleeping Bag: £35

For school & youth group packages please contact us direct for further information and a quotation.