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Young Person's Services

Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a real adventure from beginning to end. It's open to all young people from 14 to 24 years old.

YPS Duke of Edinburgh Award

What is the Duke of Edinburgh Award?

You'll have the chance to set and achieve goals. You'll also take part in fun activities, make new friends, volunteer in your local community and learn new skills.

How do I get involved?

The DofE Award is available through all our high schools.

But you can also take part outside school, through an open group.

Duke of Edinburgh Award timetable
GroupLocationDayTimeContact 
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Paul Tulloch
Paul.tulloch@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk
0141 577 4009

Jim Burns
Jim.burns@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

ERC Department of Education open groupVocational wing, Barrhead High SchoolThursday 7pm to 9pm

Paul Tulloch
Paul.tulloch@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk
0141 577 4009

Jim Burns
Jim.burns@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Award levels

The Award has 3 levels and each level covers the areas of:

  • volunteering
  • skills
  • physical recreation
  • expeditions

Bronze

You need to be at least 14 to do the Bronze Award. It takes at least 6 months.

Silver

You need to be at least 15 to do the Silver Award. It takes at least 12 months.

Gold

You need to be at least 16 to do the Gold Award. It takes at least 18 months. The Gold Award also includes a residential project.

The Morocco ChallengeDaniel against sunset

As part of his DofE Award, Daniel went on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Morocco.

Read his mum Amanda's account of how the experience transferred him from a shy young boy into a confident, young man.

Read Amanda's story

Contact Young Person's Services

YPSenquiries@eatrenfrewshire.gov.uk

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