The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Are you aged 14 to 24? Do you like a challenge? Then The Duke
of Edinburgh's Award could be for you!
What you'll get up to
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is all about getting out there,
having fun, and self-development.
There are three levels of Award you can work towards - bronze,
silver, and gold. Each Award is split into four categories of
activities (five categories for gold). You'll need to participate
in each activity for an average of an hour a week.
Not only will you gain new skills and experiences, but the award
will also look great on your CV. It is externally recognised by
colleges, universities, and employers.
'Taking part in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award has given me new
friends, skills, and it has broadened my horizons.'
- Molly, Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award participant.
Types of activities you could do:
- • Volunteering: providing first aid event
cover, fundraising events, helping out at your local Badger sett or
- • Physical: archery, climbing, kayaking, a
sport or game outside of St John Ambulance.
- • Skills: first aid skills, driving skills,
bicycle maintenance, Peer Education training.
- • Expedition: exploring the outdoors with
other Cadets or youth organisations.
- • Residential: (Gold Award only) five nights
away with other young people.
With so many activities to get involved with, the award has
something for everyone!
Completing the Duke of Edinburgh's Award
You can complete the Award with us as we are a National
Operating Authority of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. We are also
an Approved Activity Provider (AAP). The Award
is currently offered in most parts of the country. You will
need to already be a Cadet or adult volunteer to do this.
If you're completing your award with your school or another
organisation, you can still complete sections of it with us. For
example, volunteering or skills.
If you're interested in doing The Duke of Edinburgh's Award,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become a Duke of Edinburgh's Award Leader through St John
As a volunteer Duke of Edinburgh's Award Leader, you'll mentor
and support our young people through the award programme - all
while having fun! You'll be able to design your own role, whether
that's providing more 'behind-the-scenes' support or using your
skills such as a Mountain Leader qualification to organise an
expedition in Snowdonia.
Find out more