Youth Empowerment Service: Duke of Edinburgh

Duke of Edinburgh Awards

The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme - or D of E - is a life-changing experience. A fun time with friends. An opportunity to discover new interests and talents. A tool to develop essential skills for life and work. A recognised mark of achievement; respected by employers and further education.

Newham's Youth Empowerment service is now offering young people the opportunity to take part in this great scheme through all youth zones. 

A great opportunity to make friends and do something positive

The D of E is many things to many people, supporting generations to successfully navigate adult life.

14-24 year-olds can do a D of E programme at one of three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, leads to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

There are four sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold. They involve helping the community/environment, becoming healthier, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition and, for Gold only, working with a team on a residential activity.

Achieving an Award isn’t a competition or about being first. It’s all about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries.