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The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Dumfries and Galloway Council has held a license to run the Duke of Edinburgh's Award for the young people of our region since the 1970's.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) has always aimed to inspire, guide and support young people in their self-development and recognise their achievements.

With more than 13 Centres running throughout Dumfries and Galloway, we are more committed than ever to provide an exciting opportunity for all young people to achieve an award that is fun, challenging, and personal to them.

There's 3 progressive levels for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award: 

  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold

Each level of the Award requires something different from young people in terms of their time, however all levels include a Volunteering, Skills, Physical and Expedition section (for Gold participants, there's an additional Residential section) that will test young peoples skills, independence and team-working. 

To find out about the vision and direction for the DofE in Dumfries and Galloway, why not read our Strategy and Action Plan D&G DofE Strategy 2021 - 2026 (PDF) [913KB]

You can express your interest in being a volunteer to support the DofE in your local area here. This is open to any person aged 18 or above and there's no requirement for volunteers to have previous experience supporting the DofE to get involved! 

To find out more, please get in touch by e-mailing or calling 01387 260243.

Do your Duke of Edinburgh (DofE)

From Award levels, sections and times to why doing DofE can really make a difference in your life. This section gives you the information you need to know and details for how to enrol, today!

DofE Volunteering

We have lots of opportunities for you to get involved in changing the lives of young people for the better.


The Duke of Edinburgh has basic national enrolment fees.

DofE Centres

You can do your DofE at a number of Centres across the region. There are school based groups and community based ones.

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