Duke of Edinburgh's Award Silver Programme

Who is eligible?

Anyone aged between 15 and 24.

What is involved?

Because every young person chooses what they want to do, there is no such thing as 'TheDofE programme' – instead there are DofE programmes. When young people are taking part, they are doing a DofE programme - each DofE programme is personal to the individual and there is no such thing as the DofE programme.

A Silver DofE programme has 4 sections:

Volunteering  see Programme ideas for suggestions
 Physical  see Programme ideas and Planner for suggestions
 Skills  see Programme ideas for suggestions
 Expedition  see 20 conditions for conditions


  • You must do at least 6 months Volunteering
  • You must do 6 months on either the Physical or Skills section, and 3 months on the other  
    (it's up to you which one you do for longer).
  • You must plan, train for, and do a 3 day (2 night) Expedition.

If you start your Silver without doing Bronze first you'll have to do an extra 6 months volunteering or doing whichever of the Physical or Skills sections you have spent more time on.

You need to attend monthly training sessions.  

When does it start?

Courses start in  November (see programme below) and must be completed by September the following year, when you have to give a presentation to the staff.

How long does it take?

It will take you at least 6 months for Silver if you've already achieved your Bronze, or 12 months if you've jumped straight into Silver

How much does it cost?

Please contact your school for costs.

How do I enrol?

Please contact your school for registration details.  Rezilient will require a medical consent form and email/photo consent form - see forms above.    

Contact Andy Bacon on 07807 116580 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. for forther information.

Programme for Silver 2017/18  (available for download).  

(These sessions will be run at Shipston High School, Darlingscote Road, Shipston-on-Stour, CV36 4DY).

(Programme subject to change due to school committments/availability of premises).