Have you heard of the Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award? If you haven’t or don’t know if it’s for you. Well, it’s for everyone who loves a challenge. Their mission is simple - 'to inspire, guide and support young people in their self-development, and recognise their achievements'. The Air Training Corps is proud to be The DofE’s largest participant – do you want to be part of that?
There are four sections at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold:
Volunteering - Get involved providing services to individuals or the community and make a difference to other people's lives
Physical - Get active and improve your skills and fitness in sport, dance or other physical activities - it's your choice
Skills - Find new interests and get new talents (or perfect existing ones), with increased practical and social skills
Expedition - Get outdoors and plan, train for and complete an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad - an unbeatable experience
Residential - Only at Gold level. Getting to the Gold level is a big deal and this last stage could see you going to another country, sharing tasks and activities with people you've never met. It'll test your mettle, and set you up for what life throws at you in the future
The Duke of Edinburgh Award is highly looked upon by Universities and Employers, but there is one person that will appreciate the achievement the most – you!