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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award; Expeditions, Open Expeditions & Residentials

Active Outdoor Pursuits have over 20 years experience and a proven track record facilitating and supporting groups and individuals achieve The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Our aim as an Approved Activity Provider is to deliver the highest quality and most adventurous expedition training, supervision and assessments in Scotland.

SchoolsDofE Expedition Training & Assessment

“The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is so much more than a ‘pat on the back’ for dofecompleting a programme of activities. It is recognition of a person’s successful journey of self-discovery and development, renowned by employers and universities alike for the qualities young people have who’ve achieved a DofE Award”.

How can Active Outdoor Pursuits help you with your DofE?

Our training programmes & residential weeks are based from the Cairngorms Adventure Centre in the  Scottish Highlands. Expeditions and training journeys are available throughout Scotland, including the Western Isles.

Schools, Local Authorities & Youth Groups

Offering standard and bespoke training in the DofE expedition programmes, Active work with many schools from across Great Britain.  Assisting with the delivery of training, practice and final assessment expeditions.

Open Expeditions

For individuals looking to complete their expedition award independently or those who may have missed opportunities with their own group and looking to complete the award without delay.

Expedition Support Services

This comes in the form of equipment rental and provision of instructors (assessors) to groups running their own programmes. Equipment can be collected from Cairngorms Adventure Centre or from our Centre on the Great Glen. Alternatively, we can deliver to your location. We can also send Expedition trainers and assessors to meet you at your location or expedition start point.

Active welcome the opportunity to discuss your exact training requirements. In doing this, we hope to develop a strong working relationship, to ensure the highest quality expedition programmes are delivered and your goals exceeded.

Gold Residential Weeks

To complete your gold DofE you are required to complete a residential course of at least 5 days and 4 nights duration. Active offer multi activity adventure breaks based at our Cairngorms Adventure Centre.  These weeks are packed full of an exciting range of sports on land water, rock and snow.   Read More

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