DofE Participants - What's Involved
What is DofE?
The chances are that you’re already participating in some activities, so why not let these contribute towards gaining your Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award website is a comprehensive guide to the Award programme. General information on the site includes:
If you need further assistance, please contact your local centre or the DofE Office.
There are DofE centres in each high school in Moray. these will publish information on their DofE programmes through their own newsletters and bulletins. In addition several Scouting, Guide and Cadet groups offer DofE. Please contact your local group for details.
Moray Council also manage an Open Award Centre. The Open Award Centre meets regularly on the first Tuesday on each month at the Elgin Community Centre. The first meeting this year will take place on 4 September starting at 18:00.
How to get started
Just follow these four simple steps to enrol with the Duke of Edinburgh programme in Moray:
- Contact your school or local DofE centre. It is important that you meet the DofE leader and that you are participating as part a school/centre programme so that you receive the support you need to undertake your award.
- Complete an enrolment form (MS Word) and publicity consent form (PDF).
- Pay your enrolment fee. This can be paid by cheque to the DofE leader or using our online shop. Fees are £21 for bronze and silver, £28 for gold. This fee covers your welcome pack, record book, badge and certificate.
- Return both forms to the DofE leader.
Please note: The is a standard charge for all DofE expeditions in Moray. This expedition fee, of £10 for bronze, £15 for silver and £20 for gold, supports training for expedition volunteers and helps maintain equipment. There may be additional costs attached to your expedition if you want to use a far away location or a different mode of travel you plan (ie mountain biking or canoeing). Your DofE leader can explain these in more detail.
Once we have received your enrolment form, enrolment fee and publicity consent form you will receive a welcome pack which includes your record book.
Once you have received your welcome pack, you need to meet with your DofE leader who will help you organise your programme plan for each DofE section. You will need to set up an online eDofE account for recording your DofE progress and evidence.
When you have successfully completed your Award you will be presented with your certificate and badge.
Duke of Edinburgh Moray Award Officer
Lossiemouth Community Centre