Anyone who is still under 23 ½ can registrar for the Gold DofE award. You need to finish by your 25th birthday. It is possible to do your Gold DofE award expedition training and practice and gain the Countryside leaders award.

The Gold DofE Award is an internationally recognised award and is consider valuable by employers who understand that anyone who has completed it has developed considerable skills in team work, communication and problem solving.

There are 5 sections to the Gold DofE award:

  1. Skill section
  2. Physical section
  3. Volunteering Section
  4. Expedition Section
  5. Residential section

We offer Canoeing and walking expeditions both training, practice and assessment.

Open DofE Expedition Canoeing 

Canoeing expeditions take place on the River Ouse, the Norfolk Broads, River Wye and River Severn. These are all areas of outstanding natural beauty and give participants the opportunity to explore new waterways, visit new places and enjoy camping in the silence and beauty of nature. Campsites are all next to the river and a number allow you to have log fires so that you are able to learn how to make damper bread and toast marshmallows.

Gold Open DofE Canoe Practice expedition:
Specific canoe training will take place a Milton Country Park Lakes and
will then be followed by the 3 day practice expedition from Cambridge to Brandon via Ely.

Gold Open DofE Canoe Practice expedition:
Specific canoe training will take place a Milton Country Park Lakes and
will then be followed by the 3 day practice expedition from Cambridge to Brandon via Ely.

Gold Open DofE Canoe Assessed Expedition:
The assessed expedition will either take place in Mid Wales or Norfolk Broads

Gold Open DofE Canoe Assessed Expedition:
Saturday July 21st – Wednesday July 25th 2018
The assessed expedition will either take place in Mid Wales or Norfolk Broads

If these dates don’t suit you or you have a group wishing to have other dates please do email as we can always organised other expedition dates.

Open DofE Expedition Walking

Walking expeditions take place in either Wales or North Yorkshire with the opportunity depending on the group and the weather to climb Mt Snowdon. Both of these area are very beautiful with iron age remains, castles, hill forts, evidence of mining and stunning wild life. The campsites we use are small and a number allow log fires in the evening.

Gold Open DofE Walking Practice Expedition:
The practice expedition will take place in North Wales.

Gold Open DofE Walking Assessed Expedition:
The assessed expedition will either take place in Mid Wales or North Yorkshire.

If these dates don’t suit you or you have a group wishing to have other dates please do email as we can always organised other expedition dates.

Please email dofe@joyofadventure.co.uk for information.

More information can be gained from the DofE website.

Course Dates:

Open Gold DofE Canoe Assessed Expedition:
21st – 25th July 2018

Open Gold DofE Walking Practice Expedition:
16th – 20th April 2019
Locaiton: Snowdonia

Open Gold DofE Walking Assessed Expedition:
29th May – 2rd June 2019
Location: Yorkshire Dales

Open Gold DofE Canoe Training Practice Expedition:
6th – 9th April 2019
Location: Great Ouse Norfolk Broads

Open Gold DofE Canoe Training Practice Expedition:
10th – 13th April 2019
Location: Great Ouse Norfolk Broads

Open Gold DofE Canoe Assessed Expedition:
29th June –  3rd July 2019
Location: River Severn River Wye Norfolk Broads

Open Gold DofE Canoe Assessed Expedition:
20th – 24th July 2019
Location: River Severn River Wye Norfolk Broads

Happy to arrange training or assessment for groups at other times

Please email dofe@joyofadventure.co.uk for information.

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Fantastic course. I look forward to working with Joy again.

Alex

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