Approved Activity Providers (AAPs) are organisations, both commercial and charitable whose sectional opportunities have been approved by the DofE, as meeting our sectional conditions and can count towards the achievement of a DofE Award. AAPs are able to provide Assessors to sign off the section.
You can confidently use these organisations but please remember that it is your Licensed Organisation that has the final say on the suitability of a programme in terms of health and safety requirements and the DofE can give no assurances as to the financial stability of an AAP. When booking on to an open expedition the participant/parent/guardian is responsible for evaluating the health and safety of the expedition as it is a private contract with the AAP.
Always remember to let your Licensed Organisation know you are using an AAP and ensure that notification and health and safety approval paperwork is submitted where appropriate. This may not be required for privately booked open expeditions, check with your Licensed Organisation in advance to see if they require notification paperwork.
Below is a map of all the locations where the Approved Activity Providers are based. The contact details, and website, for AAPs can be found by clicking on their location marker, for example .
To filter by section, click and unselect the sections which are not needed.
(Some AAPs will operate nationwide; the placement of the icons is dependent upon the office location of the AAP)
For a list of current AAPs, use the sectional buttons below.