YC Hertfordshire Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at Ware Young People’s Centre, Marsh Lane, Ware

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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is a real adventure from beginning to end. It doesn’t matter who you are, or where you are from, you just need to be aged between 13 and 24 and ready to jump into the best time of your life! The Ware DofE sessions are for young people in the East Herts area and are held once every three weeks on Fridays at the Ware Young People’s Centre (see below for dates).

Why should you get involved in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award?
Achieving a Duke of Edinburgh's Award will give you skills, confidence and a view on life that everyone is looking for: from employers to colleges and even universities. It’s also about getting recognised for doing things you want to do - and may even be doing already. Above all, it’s great fun in an environment that will give you the necessary skills for life and work.

What's involved in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award?
You will start off at the Bronze Level and work your way through the Silver Level to the Gold Level.

What makes up the Duke of Edinburgh's Award?

There are four elements:

  • Volunteering – undertaking service to individuals or the community
  • Physical – improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities
  • Skills – developing practical and social skills and personal interests
  • Expedition – planning, training for and completing an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad

When does the Ware Duke of Edinburgh's Award take place?

Once every three weeks on a Friday:

  • 6.30-7.30pm for 13-17 year olds
  • 7.30-8.30pm for 18-24 year olds

No need to book. Just drop in for a chat or contact the team – dates and details below.

What happens during these evenings?
During the evening sessions you will have the opportunity to meet your co-ordinator and discuss any concerns you may have about the DofE Award. Time will also be allocated to allow you to add details to the online system eDofE, which charts your progress and records all your achievements.

Support is also available to assist you with completing a particular element of your volunteering, physical or skills challenges. For example, you may be able to carry out some cooking or take part in a physical activity. As the expedition season gets nearer, you will also learn about items that will prepare you for your expedition section and cover the following skills:

  • Navigation and route planning
  • First Aid
  • Map and compass skills
  • Camp craft and field cooking
  • Countryside, Highway and Water Sports Safety Codes
  • Teambuilding activities
  • How to pack an expedition rucksack

Started your Duke of Edinburgh's Award but not finished it?
You can complete your award with us - just come along or get in touch to find out more.

The YC Hertfordshire Ware Young People's Centre is fully wheelchair accessible.


Venue: Ware Young People's Centre, Marsh Lane, Ware SG12 9QB

Age Range: Two age groups: 13-17 and 18-24

Cost: Free

Timing and Repeats:
Sessions are held every three weeks on Fridays:

6.30-7.30pm for 13-17 year olds
7.30-8.30pm for 18-24 year olds

The next dates are:

Friday 4th October 2019
Friday 25th October 2019
Friday 22nd November 2019
Friday 13th December 2019

Booking Info: Drop-in / no booking needed

Organisation: YC Hertfordshire East Herts Team, tel: 01992 588220, email: yc.eastherts@hertfordshire.gov.uk, website: click here...

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