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 Gold DofE Expedition Training  Saturday and Sunday 14th and 15th October

All those wishing to take part in a JoyofAdventure Gold Open expedition are invited to a weekend training camp. This will give all participants the opportunity to complete the expedition training frame work at one time and to meet those they will be doing their expedition with so that they can plan food and equipment. The training will cover:

Navigation

Campcraft

First Aid

Kit and Equipment

Team work

Communication and group work skills

It will also give each group the opportunity to plan their practice expeditions and to complete their route cards

 

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.

 

Open Gold DofE Canoeing Practice Expedition:

Tuesday April 3rd to Friday April 6th River Ouse or Norfolk Broads

Open Gold DofE Canoe  Qualifying Expedition:

Wednesday May 30th til Sunday June 3rd River  Severn from  Welshpool  or Norfolk Broads

Monday July 16th to Friday 20th River  Severn from  Welshpool or River Wye

Monday July 23rd to Friday 27th River  Severn from  Welshpool or River Wye

 

If these dates dont 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 nunmber allow log fires in the evening.

 

Open Gold DofE Walking Practice Expedition:

Tuesday April 10th to  Friday 13th North Wales

Open Gold DofE Walking Qualifying Expedition:

Saturday May 26th to Wednesday May 30th Mid Wales

Monday 2nd July to Friday 6th July North Yorkshire

 

If these dates dont 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.

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Course Dates:

Open Gold DofE Expedition Training Camp:

Saturday and Sunday October 14th and 15th at Anglesey Abbey

Open Gold DofE Walking Practice Expedition:

Tuesday April 10th to  Friday 13th North Wales

Open Gold DofE Walking Qualifying Expedition:

Saturday May 26th to Wednesday May 30th Mid Wales

Monday 2nd July to Friday 6th July North Yorkshire

 

Open Gold DofE Canoeing Practice Expedition:

Tuesday April 3rd to Friday April 6th River Ouse

Open Gold DofE Canoe  Qualifying Expedition:

Wednesday May 30th til Sunday June 3rd River  Severn from  Welshpool

Monday July 16th to Friday 20th River  Severn from  Welshpool or River Wye

Monday July 23rd to Friday 27th River  Severn from  Welshpool or River Wye

 

Happy to arrange training or assessment for groups at other times

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

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Despite already having significant first aid experience the course was not too slow or patronising. It was well delivered and very enjoyable. I appreciated that my skills were recognised and appreciated and that I was able to use them with in the course.

Toby

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