Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

COVID Update

Following on from rising Covid rates the Government has asked that face masks be reintroduced in all secondary schools for students and staff in communal areas. This is a sensible way to help keep students, staff and our wider community safe from Covid this winter.

Therefore, with immediate effect, we are requesting that all students (except those with a medical exemption) wear a face mask when travelling on school transport, in communal spaces and when queueing indoors for food.
Please remember to continue to perform a lateral flow test twice weekly.  
Thank you in advance for your cooperation in keeping our local communities healthy and safe.

At Judgemeadow Community College, there has been an active Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme for a number of years across all two levels; Bronze, and Silver.

Highly respected by employers and Higher Education, the DofE programme is known and celebrated for encouraging personal development and togetherness. So, Be Adventurous, Be Bold.

Each level of the Award has four elements that have to be completed typically over three to twelve months depending on the level:

Element Example
Volunteering Voluntary work in the local community that could be combined with potential work experience e.g. Teaching, Coaching, Childcare.
Physical Regular participation in a sport or fitness activity e.g. Football or Netball Teams/Clubs
Skills Learn or improve a skill over a period of time e.g. Cooking or Music.
Expedition A two to four day walking journey with camping to develop teamwork.
Residential Gold only. Time away from home meeting new people in a different environment.
The entry levels for each Award are:
  • BRONZE - Typically YEAR 9 and upwards.
  • SILVER – Typically YEAR 10 and upwards.
  • GOLD – Typically YEAR 12 and upwards.


Experience tells us that each level of the award provides a young person with new insights into their capabilities and by trying new things it helps confidence to grow plus develop useful skills. The official Duke of Edinburgh’s Award website offers a lot more information (www.dofe.org) and if you want to get involved or wish to learn more about continuing the programme email IAN COWARD, DofE Manager ian.coward@beauchampcity.org.uk.


Award Cost  included in cost
Bronze £295 These prices include; DofE Award Registration, Expedition Training/Support/Assessment, Tents and Camping Equipment and Transport/Accommodation. Excluded is Expedition Food and any personal Expedition Clothing E.g. Walking Boots, Waterproofs. The College can loan out Rucksacks.
Silver £395
Gold £495



Please join us at one of our upcoming online presentations on:

  • TUESDAY 5th OCTOBER @ 6.30pm or
  • MONDAY 11th OCTOBER @ 6.30pm

Please register by following the attached link so we can send you the details here.

Please submit your application by following the link here.

The closing date for applications this year will be Friday 22nd October 2021.


Local Volunteering Opportunities

Please click here for current opportunities and ideas


Expedition Programme Dates 2021/22

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Skills Section Opportunity

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COMPLETING THE AWARD – Frequently Asked Questions

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Download the presentation from the recent Webinar here.