The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is the world’s leading achievement award for young people. D of E is an opportunity to discover new interests and talents, but most importantly, develop skills for life and work. Owning a D of E award recognises independence, resilience and self-motivation and is highly respected by universities, employers and recognised internationally.

Salesian is proud to operate one of the largest and most successful cohorts in Surrey, offering bespoke, in house training from our excellent D of E team. Click here for Key Dates.

We offer D of E for Year 9 (Bronze), Year 10 (Silver) and Year 12 (Gold). All levels can be completed within a year.

There are four sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold. They involve helping the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, completing an expedition and, for Gold only, working with a team on a residential activity. Click here for Activity Ideas.

If you need any help email or visit room 37 every Wednesday lunchtime for D of E drop in.

Key Dates


30th April – 4th May Gold Practice – Snowden
19th – 22nd May Silver Practice – Peak District
17th – 18th June Bronze Cohort 1 Assessed – St Peters
19th – 20th June Bronze Cohort 2 Assessed – St Peters
30th June – 3rd July Silver Assessed – Peak District
13th – 17th July Gold Assessed – Lake District


Final full payment = 30th April 2022

Year 8 Bronze Sign up = 18th July 2022

Year 9 Silver Sign up = 18th July 2022


Training Module Bronze Cohort 1 Silver Bronze Cohort 2 Lead Staff Member:
1. General Map Skills 11/01 12/01 18/01 POA
2. Map Symbols and Place Identification 25/01 26/01 01/02 MTE
3. Grid Referencing 22/02 23/02 01/03 GGW
4. Distances and Speed 08/03 09/03 15/03 BDE
5. Route Planning 22/03 23/03 29/03 IBY
6. Expedition Kit 26/04 27/04 03/05 SGM
7. Campcraft/Food 10/05 11/05 17/05 KHN
8. Using a Compass 24/5 25/05 07/06 ANN
9. First Aid 14/06 15/06 16/06