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Duke of Edinburgh's Award- Silver Expedition

Duke of Edinburgh's Award- Silver Expedition

The Silver DofE award is usually undertaken by students who have taken their bronze award and have a general experience of campcraft, navigation and cooking. The expedition sections involves longer time spent in the wilderness therefore necessitating more skills and knowledge.

First aid knowledge would be an advantage at this level.

We have set programmes or we can arrange a programme to suit your needs.

Contact us to discuss your requirements.

Full Package from £315pp for 8 days

Training and Practice from just £175pp

Qualifying Expedition only from £140pp 

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We offer bespoke programmes to suit your needs and will endeavour to meet your needs but as an example this is a sample programme for your Silver Expedition section. 

  • Two days intensive training

This will be based in a bunkhouse or YHA and will include all aspects of the DofE Award. 

  • Three day/Two night practice expedition
This will include two nights camping. You will be given additional training until our leaders are happy and confident that you can be let off on your own. After this you will be remotely supervised by our experienced and qualified Duke of Edinburgh's Award staff teams. You will be met at your camp by our leaders who will supervise campcraft and cooking and will offer debriefs. 
  • Four day/Three night Qualifying Expedition

This will be remotely supervised by our qualified Duke of Edinburgh's Award assessors. This includes a one day orientation day at the start of the expedition. 

Your Silver Expedition can be undertaken on foot or in an Open Canoe. Additional training may be required for water based expeditions. 

Cost for Walking expedition: £315pp based on an expedition of 10 people.

Cost for Open Canoeing expedition: £400pp based on an expedition of 10 people. 

We don't include campsite fees or food costs in our pricing as we believe that each group should be allowed to budget for themselves and organise their own campsites. We will be available at route planning stage to offer advice on food choices. 

First Aid

All groups at this level need to fully versed in first aid techniques and as an addition to the normal package we offer a day of first aid aimed at Duke of Edinburgh's Award groups. They leave the course with an HSE recognised EFAW qualification which is valid for 3 years and will mean that if they come into any difficulties whilst on expedition they will have the skills to help themselves.

Price: £225 for a group of up to 12. There will be an additional £8.50 cost per student for certificate and work book.

Previous Expeditions Locations

River Severn

River Wye

River Spey

River Dee

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