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Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh award is a challenging programme of activities which will help you learn new skills, help others, experience adventure and give a great sense of achievement. What’s more, many organisations, such as employers and universities love it and what it says about you as person.

The DofE is a four-Section programme with three levels:

  • Bronze (for aged 14 and over)
  • Silver (for aged 15 and over) and
  • Gold (for aged 16 and over).

For each level you have 4 sections to complete:

  • Volunteering  
  • Skills
  • Physical
  • Expedition
  • Residential (Gold Award only)

It would usually take you between 6-12 months to complete a Bronze Award; 12-18 months for a Silver Award and 18-24 months for a Gold Award. It may take less time to complete the Silver or Gold Award if you have completed the preceding award. All awards must be completed by your 25th birthday.

Where?    Contact details
Secondary schools All the secondary schools run the DofE Award (except Glan-y-Môr, but plans are in progress presently). Contact Alison Owen-Yeates for more information
Coleg Sir Gâr Graig campus Tanya Knight
E-mail: Tanya.Knight@colegsirgar.ac.uk
  Ammanford Campus

Matthew Jones
E-mail: Matthew.Jones1@colegsirgar.ac.uk

Explorer Scout Units (ESU) Ammanford: Twrch Trwyth Paul Gregory
  Carmarthen: Merlin’s Alison Owen-Yeates
  Llanelli: Scarlet Dragons Dean Morgan, Ben Clarke
  Burry Port: Kymer Kites Simon Evans
  Llandovery: Black Ox Andrew Davies

The contact for all Explorer Scout Units is AOwen-Yeates@carmarthenshire.gov.uk.

There are 2 Open Award groups for people who do not wish to do the DofE Award via school/college or are in work or unemployed:

 Where?   Contact details
Open Award Group Carmarthen David Drinkall
E-mail: David.drinkall@btinternet.com

Lyn Lewis
E-mail: Lyn.lewis@colegfsirgar.ac.uk
Open Award Group Llanelli Alison Owen-Yeates
Tel: 07717 701727 | Email: AOwen-Yeates@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

All is not lost! Remember you have until your 25th birthday to complete your DofE.

If you have you lost touch with your group/school or if you have lost your DofE record book, contact Alison Owen-Yeates on AOwen-Yeates@carmarthenshire.gov.uk.

You can now record your activities through the eDofE online system.

If you're having problems with eDofE, you can contact Alison Owen-Yeates for help/advice by e-mailing: AOwen-Yeates@carmarthenshire.gov.uk.

If you have forgotten your eDofE password, you can reset it by visiting the DofE log-in page and clicking on 'Forgot your Password'.

You can also access a variety of helpful videos via the DofE YouTube channel.

Page updated on: 09/08/2016

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