The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is one of the world's most popular development programmes for young people aged 14-25. The DofE Award includes four categories of highly practical, cultural and adventurous activities. Most of these are cross-related with the ACF activities covered in the APC Syllabus. So whilst you're training for first aid, drill, target shooting and expeditions, you're also working towards your DofE Award. The Awards are well regarded and recognised by universities and employers.
There are three levels of Award: Bronze, Silver and Gold. For each level you need to complete four sections: Volunteering; Physical; Skills; and Expedition. To achieve a Gold Award, you also have to complete a Residential section.
Last year, 2003 members of the ACF gained a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
Find out more about the ACF and the Duke of Edinburgh's Award