Welcome to the Duke of Edinburgh's (DofE) Award Scheme at Northampton Academy

Please use the links below for further information and to access the resources available to you. Northampton Academy has been accredited as a DofE Directly Licenced Centre since 1st August 2015.

What is the DofE Award Scheme?

  • The DofE is a well-known and prestigious national award certified by HRH Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
  • The Duke of Edinburgh's Award aims to provide an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding programme of personal development for young people which is of the highest quality and widest reach.

You achieve an award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections:

  • Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community. 
  • Physical: improving an area of sport, dance or fitness activities.
  • Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests.
  • Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad.
  • At Gold level, you must do an additional Residential section, which involves working and staying away from home doing a shared activity.

DofE Website

Further information is available on the Duke of Edinburgh's Award website.

See below for useful downloads:


DofE Introduction Presentation.pdf 1026KB DofE Introduction Presentation
2015 Student Training Booklet.pdf 2475KB 2015 Student Training Booklet
Duke of Edinburgh - Key Principles of the Scheme.pdf 211KB DofE Key Principles of the Scheme
DofE Student and Parent Contract.pdf 224KB DofE Student & Parent Contract
Kit List.pdf 257KB DofE Kit List
Blank Route Card.pdf 130KB DofE Blank Route Card
School Sport Partnership Youth Sport Trust


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