The Silver DofE Expedition

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

The Silver Award is an opportunity to consolidate and extend the skills and experiences learnt at Bronze level; also a chance to go further afield and in a more challenging environment. Our highly experienced and qualified instructors will ensure that the skills your pupils already have are reinforced and, within a supportive environment, enable each group to take the next step and move to becoming more confident on the hills.

We will ensure close communication between your DofE Award Manager 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 Silver:

TRAINING DAY 1 day on site

1 day spent doing workshops, with one instructor per 2 groups, which will cover and extend existing knowledge:

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

1 instructor per 2 groups

PRACTICE 3 days (It may be advisable to camp or hostel the night 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 one instructor per group.

3 days walking, with 2 nights camping. Each group will have an instructor with them to extend their navigational skills, help ensure they are working effectively together as a team and able to look after themselves and their kit effectively in all weathers and conditions.

ROUTE PLANNING SESSION ½ day or after-school session

A 3-4 hour session to help the group plan their route for their qualifier including a review of all aspects of the practice expedition.

1 instructor per 2 groups

QUALIFIER 3 Days*

Three days of walking with two nights of camping. Each group will need to demonstrate that they have met the 20 conditions of DofE,

1 assessor per 2 groups

We always have 1 Course Director per expedition who is responsible for the running of the course.