DofE bronze, silver and gold awards

The three awards on offer are: bronze, silver and gold.

Whatever level of the DofE you are undertaking, we will give you the best chance to enjoy and achieve your expedition, giving you something which makes you stand out.

All of our packages include:

  • Initial school meeting, followed by further in-school presentation to introduce the expedition section.
  • High quality school based training days.
  • Optional off site training day to build on the skills young people have been taught already.
  • Training material and handouts for young people and teachers.
  • Administration support. We will take care of all route cards, DofE green forms and can help with any DLC / OA requirements.
  • Practice and qualifying expedition.
  • Dedicated 24/7 emergency contact support line for staff on expeditions.
  • Qualified, experienced and competent leaders.
  • Independent and nationally recognised assessors.
  • Group equipment.
  • All campsite fees.


At all levels of the award our programme offer participants:

  • Training – normally 2 days in intensive training to cover aspects of the DofE. Participants will receive tuition in campcraft, food & nutrition, emergency procedure, equipment, map reading and navigation skills. The groups will plan their expeditions and produce route cards and map outlines. The 2 days are both classroom based, and can include elements of outdoor practical instruction.
  • Practice expedition – Following further instruction and refining of skills, the groups will navigate and lead themselves on their practice expedition. Upon arrival at camp, our leaders will supervise the camping and cooking activities to ensure these are done safely. The groups will be remotely supervised by our leaders throughout the expedition. A full debrief will be given upon completion of the practice expedition. 
  • Qualifying expedition – remotely supervised by qualified and supportive leaders. The groups will be assessed against the 20 conditions of the DofE Expedition section by a DofE approved assessor. Following successful completion of the expedition, the groups will get a comprehensive debrief. 

Venture Outdoor have experience of delivering expeditions all over the UK and can advise on the best location for your groups. 

All of our programmes meet the DofE 20 conditions.


Venture Outdoor

50 High Street
WR11 7EJ

Office: 01386 831691
Mobile: 07977 907591