Gold DofE


We can provide a tailor-made package for your school’s Gold DofE expedition.20160815_181010

The Gold Award is the highest level and offers an exciting and challenging opportunity for pupils to gain a wide variety of skills from advanced navigational skills, efficient campcraft skills and highly developed group skills. Our highly experienced and qualified instructors will ensure that your pupils are supported and trained to meet the demands of a self supported 4 day expedition. We also recommend that they experience at least one wild camp and we will teach them to do this ensuring they are environmentally aware and respectful.

We will ensure close communication between your DofE Award Leader in school and us, so that the individual needs of your school and pupils are met, as well as complying with the 20 conditions of the DofE Award. We will take responsibility for the safety of your pupils whilst on the hills and deliver excellent training that meets the needs of every group. If you do not need the whole package for your school but just require some support then we can assist you. Just email us with your requirements.

Standard package for Gold:

ROUTE PLANNING SESSION ½ day or evening

A 4 hour session to help the group plan their route for their assessment.

1 instructor per 2 groups

PRACTICE 4 Days (teams to meet the day before to allow groups to be prepared for Day 1 of walking and to meet us for a pre-expedition talk)

A refresher of the award, with an instructor per group. Covering all aspects of the award.

  •  Tents
  • Camp Craft / Wild Camping
  • Clothing / Kit
  • Rucksacks
  • Food
  • Cooking / Trangia
  • Map & Compass
  • Navigation
  • Route Cards
  • Emergency incident management

4 days walking, with 3 nights camping. At least 1 night wild camping. Each group will have an instructor with them to put all aspects of the award into practice.

ROUTE PLANNING SESSION ½ day or evening

A 4 hour session to help the group plan their route for their assessment including a review of all aspects of the practice expedition.

One instructor per 2 groups

QUALIFIER 4 Days (teams to meet the day before to allow groups to be prepared for Day 1 of walking and to meet us for a pre-expedition talk and meet their assessor)

4 days of walking with 3 nights of camping. At least 1 night wild camping. Each group will need to demonstrate that they can confidently meet all the requirements of the award.

One course director per expedition plus one assessor per 2 groups

 

NOTE: For all courses there needs to be a minimum of two weeks between any practice and qualifying expedition.