Duke of Edinburgh's Award Gold

The third Duke of Edinburgh Award made up of 5 sections – Physical, Skill, Service, Residential and Expedition. These all need to be completed to achieve the award. The time commitment for the Gold level is more than Silver and Bronze.

Dynamic Adventures provides training, practice expeditions and qualifying expeditions for Gold level. We can also run residential weeks for Gold participants at our Dartington location. We also provide approved assessors for groups.

Training includes either further development from Silver and Bronze level of peoples’ navigation skills, camp craft and cooking, tent pitching, basic first aid, emergency procedures, expedition equipment, risk assessing or training direct entrants in all the areas.

The practice expedition looks at further developing the skills learnt in the training and enhancing them. They will be supervised during the practice, with parts being unsupervised but assistance at hand.

The qualifying expedition is for the group to show off the skills learnt and apply them appropriately in the environment. They will be undertaking the expedition unsupervised, although assistance is nearby if required. This is the hardest level of the award and as such the environment is deemed wild country. All participants are appropriately trained to undertake their expedition in these areas.

We regularly take Gold expeditions to the Lake District, Dartmoor, Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia, Peak District and Exmoor and also take Gold expeditions overseas to Morocco, Iceland, Ireland, Ardennes and Spain.

If looking at completing the expedition on foot you need to complete 8 hours of planned activity a day.

You are required to do a qualifying expedition of 4 days and 3 nights in wild country.

Group size can vary between 4 - 7 people.

You must complete 8 hours of planned activity a day.The expedition needs to be 4 days and 3 nights.

Our training will get you up to the required level of paddling (equivalent to BCU 3* standard), as the route will include sections of moving and open water.

Group size can vary between 4 - 8 people

We can also offer the expeditions mountain biking. You need to complete 8 hours of planned activity a day. You are required to do a qualifying expedition of 4 days and 3 nights. 

Our training will provide you with basic maintenance skills to be self sufficient while out riding and the cycle training is delivered by MIAS qualified leaders. 

Group size can vary between 4 - 7 people.

Undertake a shared activity in a residential setting away from home for 5 days and 4 nights.

You can come down to our Dartington centre and experience a variety of acitivities on the edge of Dartmoor.

If you are already undertaking the Duke of Edinburgh Award with us please visit your members page for information regarding your expedition details.

If you would like to contact us about the Duke of Edinburgh Award then please do.

If you are an individual looking to achieve your Goldr expedition please contact us

If we have enough interest we will put on expeditions for individual participants to join in.

For further information on the award please visit http://www.dofe.org/



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