Duke of Edinburgh Award – Silver Programme

SchoolsIn order to complete the Silver Expedition section you must complete a programme of training followed by a suitable practice expedition to develop your skills. Modes of transport available for the training programmes are Canoe, Mountain Bike, Sea Kayaking & Walking. On completion of your practice journey you need to plan and undertake a 3 day qualifying expedition.

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.

Silver DofE Award

Mode What is involved? Cost
Training & Practice Canoe or Sea Kayak The expedition section involves planning and training for a 2 day expedition. We offer a 4 day course that includes 1 day’s of skills training and practice, this can be on foot, Bike, Canoe or Sea Kayak. We will then spend 3 days and 2 nights on a practice expedition. Further training may be included during the practice expedition to ensure that you are fully prepared for your qualifying expedition. £275
Qualifying Canoe or Sea Kayak The 3 day & 2 night qualifying expedition will be carried out using the same mode of transport as your training. Full supervision and assessment will be provided throughout the journey and a final report given in accordance with DofE guidelines. £210

2017 Dates for Training, Practice & Qualifying Expeditions

Training & Practice Sea Kayak Aug 1st – 4th
Qualifying Sea Kayak Aug 19th – 21st
Qualifying Foot, Bike, Sea Kayak or Canoe Sept 15th – 17th

2018 Dates for Training, Practice & Qualifying Expeditions

Training & Practice Foot, Bike, Sea Kayak or Canoe July 18th – 21st
Qualifying Foot, Bike, Sea Kayak or Canoe Aug 8th – 11th
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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).
      • canoeing

Notes

  • 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 can provide

  • Pre-trip information and advice on routes, camp sites, access information, kit lists etc.
  • Self Catering centre accommodation.
  • Expedition meals from £16 per day.
  • Group equipment (see below).
  • DofE accredited supervisors and assessors for the practice & qualifying expeditions.
  • Additional skills training days prior to qualifying journeys (please ask).

Equipment

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

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