Duke of Edinburgh

Every year we have 50-60 students enrol on our Duke of Edinburgh Gold award programme. As an approved centre we are able to run the scheme in house with our Duke of Edinburgh coordinator Phil Morgan assisting students to complete their Gold DoE award.

Students aren’t required to have completed either bronze or silver to participate so why wouldn’t you go straight for Gold?

There are 5 sections required to complete the award which are; Volunteering, Physical, Skill, Expedition and a Residential.

The enrolment fee for the Gold award is £27.

Volunteering section

Volunteering gives you the chance to make a difference to people’s lives and use your skills and experience to help your local community. You can use this opportunity to become involved in a project or with an organisation that you care about.

Physical section

Doing physical activity is fun and improves your health and physical fitness.  There’s an activity to suit everyone so choose something you are really interested in.

Expedition section

Going on an expedition gives you the chance to have an adventure, work as a team, and act on  your own initiative. The expedition can be as far away or as close to home as you want it to be, and there are hundreds of ways you can go about it.

Skills section

Developing a skill helps you get better at something you are really interested in and gives you the confidence and ability to use this skill both now and later in life

Residential section

Going on a residential gives you the chance to learn how to work with people from different backgrounds and build confidence living in new environments. There are loads of exciting possibilities and opportunities, so choose something which you will find really fulfilling.

If you are a current or prospective student and wish to find out more about the scheme please email Philip.morgan@winstanley.ac.uk to find out more!