Silver DofE Award Programmes

DofE Silver Award is the opportunity for young people to further develop their relationship with the outdoors and progress their expedition skills in a more challenging environment.

DofE Silver Award Expeditions - Bright Expeditions

DofE Silver Expedition

Young people may directly access the Silver award without having completed their Bronze award if they meet the DofE requirements. Our experience will ensure that whatever level participants are starting at, we will ensure they have a safe and enjoyable Silver Duke of Edinburgh expedition to enable them to achieve their Duke of Edinburgh Silver award.

Our DofE Silver expedition packages are usually run with the traditional 3 day, 2 night format. However, if your team are Bronze holders or have existing expedition skills we can run a 2 day, 2 night practice for you as appropriate to your team’s needs.

Expedition Itinerary – DofE Silver Expedition

1 day in School or offsite training

Alongside the Duke of Edinburgh Award requirements and DofE Training Framework, training will cover topics including;

  • Stoves and Menus
  • Tents and Rucksacks
  • Basic expedition first aid
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Route Planning and Aims

These topics will vary according to the existing skills and knowledge of the team.

DofE Silver Practice Expedition

Typically 3 days, 2 nights or 2 days, 2 nights for experienced teams or Bronze holders

  • Distribution of group kit
  • Instructor briefing
  • Navigation and compass work
  • Country code
  • Expedition Skills
  • Teamwork and safety
  • Campcraft including tents and cookers
  • Emergency scenarios

DofE Silver Qualifying Expedition

3 days, 2 nights

  • Pre expedition briefing and assessor chat
  • Distribution of group kit
  • Unaccompanied journeying and activity
  • Assessment by an accredited DofE assessor
  • Group expedition debrief and presentation of aim

7 hours activity must be completed each day

To see what’s included in our packages head over to our Expedition packages for schools and groups page

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