To earn an Award young people must show persistence, commitment and self-development skills.
DofE activities adapt to their school, university or work commitments, carrying them out in their personal time in a flexible way.
Participants can choose to include in the program activities they are already doing, for example sports, volunteering, arts, etc. Giving it a SMART goal.
The Award consists of three levels and four sections and is designed to provide a balanced program of personal development and challenge. Participants complete all four sections of each level to earn the Award. At the Gold level, participants must also complete a Gold residential project.