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Services for Young People Watford Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at Watford Young People's Centre

Services for Young People Watford Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at Watford Young People's Centre
Sport / Outdoor Adventure

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is a real adventure from beginning to end. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you are from, you just need to be ready to jump into the best time of your life! Come along to the Services for Young People Watford Team's DofE sessions which are held at the Watford Young People's Centre.

Group of young people stood in the countryside wearing hiking backpacks, smiling and looking at a map together.

Why should you get involved?
Achieving a Duke of Edinburgh's Award will give you skills, confidence and a view on life that everyone is looking for: from employers to colleges and even universities. It’s also about getting recognised for doing things you want to do - and may even be doing already. Above all, it’s great fun in an environment that will give you valuable skills for life and work.

What's involved in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award?
You will start off at Bronze Level and work your way through to Silver and then Gold Levels.

What makes up the Duke of Edinburgh's Award?
There are four elements:

  • Volunteering – undertaking service to individuals or the community
  • Physical – improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities
  • Skills – developing practical and social skills and personal interests
  • Expedition – planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad

When does the Watford Duke of Edinburgh's Award take place?
Every three weeks on a Monday at 6.30-8.30pm

Please contact the Watford team for 2023 dates

What happens during these evenings?

During the evening sessions you will talk to your co-ordinator about your next steps and any questions you may have about the DofE award. Time will also be allocated to allow you to add details to the online system, eDofE, which charts your progress and records all your achievements.

Support will also be available to help you with completing a particular element of your volunteering, physical or skills challenges. For example, you may be able to carry out some cooking or take part in a physical activity. As the expedition season gets nearer, you will also be shown and taught about items that will prepare you for your expedition section. Usually this will cover the following areas:

  • Navigation and route planning
  • First Aid
  • Map and compass skills
  • Camp craft and field cooking
  • Countryside, Highway and Water Sports Safety Codes
  • Teambuilding activities
  • How to pack an expedition rucksack 

How much does it cost?

Enrolment on the Bronze award costs £32, plus an additional fee of approximately £85 for the expeditions.

Started your Duke of Edinburgh's Award but not finished it?

You can complete your award with us - just get in touch to find out more.

Watford Young People's Centre is fully wheelchair accessible.


Venue: Watford Young People's Centre, Lower High Street, Watford WD17 2EL

Age Range: 14-17

Cost: See description

Days and times:
Every three weeks on a Monday, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Booking Info: Possible, but not necessary

Contact: Services for Young People Watford Team, tel: 01442 454060, text: 07860 065185, email:, website: click here...