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Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Go For Gold!

Gold Duke Of Edinburgh's Award Go For Gold!

Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award participants must complete:

– a 5 day, 4 night residential course

– a 4 day, 3 night expedition

– 12 months volunteering

physical and skills sections, one for 6 months and the other for 12 months

For each section (volunteering, physical and skills) an average of 1 hour per week is expected.

Individuals can start working towards their Gold award from 16 years old.


Gold Residential Courses

To complete the Residential section of your Gold DofE we can design a fully inclusive activity residential. You’ll challenge yourself doing a range of adventurous activities such as climbing, canoeing, caving, cycling, zip wire plus much more!

We take special pride in structuring our courses to suit your individuals needs, whilst also ensuring that the DofE conditions are followed as closely as possible giving each participant a sense of achievement.

2019 Dates

19th – 23rd August 2019


Our prices for the Gold Residential includes food, accessible accommodation & a full programme of activities

£360 Per Participant

£140 Per Carer

DofE 2019 Information Poster

*A minimum of 5 individuals are required for the open residential to run.

Bendrigg Open Expedition

We run training, practice and qualifying courses for individuals to complete their Expedition.

Training & Practice

21st – 26th July 2019


26th – 30th August 2019

You must be available for both dates


The cost below is for both dates

£600 per participant

£30 per night per carer

DofE 2019 Information Poster

Bendrigg Group Expedition

Please get in touch with us if you are a group who would like to book an Expedition (minimum of 5 participants).

Additional Needs

The DofE are very supportive towards those with additional needs and in return this allows us to adapt expeditions to make it achievable for all.

We can provide :
• Expeditions via foot, wheelchair, canoe or a combination of all
• Accommodation can be either camping with specialist equipment or wheelchair accessible bunkhouse
• All safety and specialist equipment
• All group equipment supplied including cooking stoves, tents, rucksacks, roll mats, maps & compasses and first aid kit.
• Supervision throughout the training and expeditions
• Accredited assessors
• Support with the variation and green forms
• Experienced staff

Additional Information

A minimum of 4 individuals are required for both parts of the expedition to run.

A minimum of 5 individuals are required for the open residential to run.

16-17 year old’s must be accompanied by an adult.

If you would like to be informed when next years dates are released please contact us.

All awards must be completed by the participant’s 25th birthday.

For further information about any of our DofE Courses please contact us.

For information about DofE awards, unrelated to Bendrigg Courses please contact DofE directly.