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Find out more about the DofE Award itself on The Award page. Other Dorset DofE Centres and schools delivering DofE under DC are listed on DofE Dorset

Gillingham (Dorset) DofE Open Award Centre – Registered Charity Number 1178953 (detail here) has been operated entirely by volunteers since Sept 2014 and has to be self-funding, as per our Young Friends of Gillingham DofE page. Pics and posts on our Facebook page.

135 young people are currently working on their Award at all levels, 82 have achieved an Award since January 2018. Full Awards, since 2003, are recorded on our Awards page.

Yr9 to 24yrs can start from:

  • Bronze at the beginning of Year 9 
  • Silver at the beginning of Year 10 
  • 16th birthday for Gold
  • Direct entry to Silver or Gold is possible if of the right age

Attendance:  There is a regular Tues evening attendance expected from 4.15-5.45pm as below for each level This time is spent planning and completing prep for the assessment. It is mandatory.

  • Golds, Oct-Dec, (Practice briefing Tues 25 June 2019)
  • Silvers Jan to Easter
  • Bronzes Mar to June/July .

Training and Expedition dates are now booked with leaders for 2018-19, therefore we do not change them once published. Please check them against your own family and activity calendars before signing up.

Enrolment: to all levels is possible at any time but there are key dates you have to attend to be eligible for the Expedition section in the following year. 

If you did a previous level it will need to have been verified as finished unless there are extenuating circumstances! 

 

INFORMATION EVENING FOR 2019-20 is Tuesday July 9 2019 at Gillingham School, 6 for 6.30pm 

AWARDS EVENING tbc October 1st 2019

 


What’s Happening at Gillingham DofE OAC?


The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Gillingham, Dorset is delivered under the DofE licence of Dorset Council by Gillingham Open Award Centre (OAC). At this time we hire Tuesday evening space at Gillingham Youth Centre (BONES), Cemetery Rd, Gillingham, Dorset. SP8 4AZ