Duke of Edinburgh
Duke of Edinburgh Scheme
Rama Life are licenced to provide the Duke of Edinburgh scheme to any of our members who are Electively Home Educated, in Somerset, Devon, Dorset and Cornwall and meet the age requirements.
To be a member of Rama Life you need to attend one of our provisions, either in person or online. Attendance can be on an ad hoc basis and can be managed at a low cost. For more details please get in touch.
The Duke of Edinburgh scheme can be a life-changing experience that foccuses on self-development, supporting the community and gaining positive experiences with friends.
14-24 year-olds can do a DofE programme at one of three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, leads to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
There are four sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold. They involve helping the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition and, for Gold only, working with a team on a residential activity.
Any young person can do their DofE – regardless of ability, gender, background or location. Achieving an Award isn’t a competition or about being first. It’s all about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries. (Taken from https://www.dofe.org/do/what/)
What training and support is provided?
- DofE Sign up Pack
- 1 Day Training Session
(or 5 x 45 min Online tuition sessions)
- Up to 4 x 30 min 1:1 Sessions to provide support and encouragement
(in person or online depending on location)
- 1 Day Training Hike
- 2 Day Expedition
What do the training sessions include?
- Basic First Aid, Health & Safety & Risk Assessing
- Stove Training & Nutrition
- Navigation & Route Planning
- Camping & Equipment
- Team Building
When can I get involved?
You can sign up for DofE with Rama Life all year round.
Please get in touch to know more or to sign up.
How much does it cost?
Total cost including expedition is £150
Payment Plans are available.
Depending on your location, we may be able to access financial support to reduce this cost, based on family income or additional needs of atendees. To find out more please get in touch.