Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

An internationally recognised achievement in commitment and teamwork.


This section involves a service to the community. From conservation, youth work, fundraising for charity or caring for animals, there is an endless list of projects you can get involved in.

Physical Recreation

This section is about giving any form of physical activity a go. From hockey to dance, rock climbing to swimming, wheelchair basketball to yoga – almost any dance, sport of fitness activity can count. You can join a team or do it on your own, concentrate on something you are already doing or try something completely different – it’s up to you.


This section is completed as part of a team. You will plan, train for, and practice your your expedition and once completed you will give a presentation about your experiences to your Supervisor. At Gold level, participants must do an additional fifth residential section.


This section is all about developing practical and social skills and personal interests. From podcasting to playing a musical instrument, fine art to website design, there is an endless list of the types of skills you can do.