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Introduction to the DofE

What will you cover during the course?

  • The mission and guiding principles of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
  • Understanding DofE levels, sections, timescales and the development of DofE programmes
  • The DofE structure and how it supports you
  • The key roles of DofE Leaders
  • How to ensure that the programme is based around the needs of the young people
  • Information on the range of resources available to help you
  • Good practice in the delivery of DofE programmes.

The Introduction to the DofE training course will provide you with the information needed to be a DofE Leader and run DofE programmes within a centre. It will put the learning from e-induction into context in a practical way.

It is suitable for new DofE Leaders as well as existing Leaders who want to improve their DofE knowledge.


  • Increases your confidence in how to deliver quality DofE programmes to young people
  • Fun and interactive
  • Increases your knowledge of the DofE
  • Offers the opportunity to network with other Leaders
  • Nationally recognised certificate


Prior to attending this course, all delegates must have completed the online e-induction module and provide your letter of completion prior to attending the course. This is available free at www.DofEtraining.org

All delegates will be provided with a copy of The Handbook for DofE Leaders, which is included in the cost of the course.

Course information

Courses are run throughout the year by DofE Region/Country Offices, as well as Licensed Organisations.


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