The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Malvern College provides pupils with the opportunity to undertake The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) at Silver and Gold level.

The Award is a challenging programme of activities and pupils complete five sections: volunteering, skills, physical, expedition and residential.

All pupils are able to enrol at Silver level in the Remove (Year 10) and should be able to complete their programme over the course of the year. Most pupils then continue to Gold level in the Sixth Form. Because pupils will be direct entrants at the Gold level, they need to be prepared for the fact that their programme will take eighteen months – meaning that it can comfortably be completed over the course of their time in the Sixth Form.

Throughout their time working towards their DofE awards, pupils are supported and guided by staff. Expedition training forms a core part of the participants’ co-curricular activities and pupils complete their practice and qualifying expeditions with us. We are also on hand to advise pupils about their choices for the other sections and encourage them to finish their programme and achieve their Award.