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The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Following a review of the council’s involvement with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award it was agreed that on the 31 December 2017 that East Riding of Yorkshire Council would terminate its Licensed Operator (LO) status and that schools/colleges would be encouraged to become Direct Licensed Centres (DLCs) thus enabling were possible for young people across the East Riding to either start or continue their D of E journey. Find out about the D of E Award, and what the changes mean.

What is The Duke of Edinburgh's (D of E) Award?

The Duke of Edinburgh's (D of E) Award is nationally and internationally recognised by colleges, universities and employers as a programme showing that young people have achieved and ‘done something different’ with their lives that makes them stand out from the crowd.

Full details of the award can be found at:

Duke of Edinburgh's Award (external website)

Levels of award

The D of E is available at three different levels dependent on the participant's age:

Bronze (for those aged 14 years or in Year 9 at school)

The Bronze level can be completed in a minimum of 6 months.

Silver (for those born between 1 September 2001 and 31 October 2002 or in Year 10 at school)

The Silver level can be completed in a minimum of 6 months for those who have completed the Bronze level, or 12 months for direct silver entrants.

Gold (for those aged 16 years and over)

The Gold level can be completed in a minimum of 12 months for those who have completed the Silver level or 18 months for direct entrants.

Whatever level is undertaken, a personal programme of activities is achieved that includes:

  • Volunteering - helping people in the community
  • Skills - almost any interest or hobby
  • Physical - sport, dance and fitness
  • Expedition - training, planning and completing a practice and assessed expedition using a chosen mode of transport  such as on foot or cycle, or canoe
  • Residential project (only at gold level) - spending time away from home, learning a new skill with new people.

Order that awards can be attempted in

Each level can only be achieved in order from bronze to silver to gold. Due to the age restrictions, its impossible to do them out of a progressive order of Bronze to Silver to Gold.

You can, however, start on a silver programme without having previously undertaken the bronze award. Likewise you can undertake the gold programme without having completed the Bronze or Silver. All awards must be completed by your 25th birthday.

Please note: that, unless you are already 15 years old and applying for Silver, or 16 years old and applying for Gold, you can only enrol for the next award level if you have completed, and had approved, one section of the previous award.

What is the new approach for the delivery of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award?

Following a review of the council’s involvement with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award it was agreed that on the 31 December 2017 the East Riding of Yorkshire Council would terminate its Licensed Operator (LO) status and that schools/colleges would be encouraged to become Direct Licensed Centres (DLCs) thus enabling young people across the East Riding to either start or continue their D of E journey. 

The council along with the Regional D of E Office have been proactive in supporting the new delivery approach by helping schools/colleges in the transition to become a new unit. 

We delighted to announce that the following schools/colleges have become DLCs :

  • Beverley Grammar School
  • Beverley High School
  • Bridlington School
  • Cottingham High School
  • Driffield School and Sixth Form
  • Easington Youth Club
  • Hornsea School and Language College
  • Howden School
  • Hull Collegiate School
  • Pocklington School
  • South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College
  • St. Anne’s School and Sixth Form College
  • The Market Weighton School
  • Woldgate School and Sixth Form College. 

The new delivery model enables the council’s Youth and Family Support (YFS) service retain a stake in The D of E by continuing to encourage young people from vulnerable groups to enrol on The D of E. 

This approach is supported by the Dewhirst Charitable Trust D of E Bursary which has been operated by the YFS service for the last three years which helps to  provide suitable equipment and clothing to those young people from lower-income families. 

The Bursary is designed to help remove any financial barriers that a young person may have to prevented them taking part in The D of E.

Who can take part?

Anyone can take part in the award as long as they are aged 14 years or in year 9 at school when they enrol, and 25 or under when they complete the award.

You can read more about the levels and timescales involved in the D of E Award using the links in the further information section of this page.

What are the benefits of taking part?

Achieving the award can help you gain the skills and attributes that could make you a successful candidate for college, university and employment. You will gain self confidence, learn new skills, talents and meet new friends. It's all about getting out there and having fun.

The award is nationally and internationally recognised. Skills you can gain include:

  • Self management
  • Problem solving
  • Independence
  • Team work
  • Communication.

Read more about reasons to do the D of E Award and the benefits you can gain using the links in the further information section of this page.

Where is it held?

The new Direct Licensed Centres (DLCs) operate at the following schools/colleges:

Beverley

Beverley Grammar School
Queensgate
Beverley
HU17 8NF
Contact: Dan Bibbington
Tel: (01482) 881531

Beverley High School
Norwood
Beverley 
HU17 9EX
Contact: Linda Lewis 
Tel: (01482) 881658

Bridlington

Bridlington School
Bessingby Rd
Bridlington
YO16 4QU
Contact: Sarah Green
Tel: (01262) 672593

Cottingham

Cottingham High School and Sixth Form College 
The Skidby Rooms 
Harland Way 
Cottingham 
HU16 5PX
Contact: Damian Gath
Tel: (01482) 847498

Driffield

Driffield School and Sixth Form 
The 6th Form Centre 
Manorfield Road 
Driffield 
YO25 5HR
Contact: Jess Yates
Tel: (01377) 253631 

Easington

Easington Youth Club
Beck Lane
Easington
HU12 0TX
Contact: Christina Keyworth
Mobile: 07340 032981

Howden

Howden School
Derwent Road
Howden
DN14 7AL
Contact: Charlotte Scott
Tel: (01430) 430448

Hornsea

Hornsea School and Language College
Eastgate
Hornsea
HU18 1DW
Contact: John Hart
Tel:  (01964) 532727

Hull

Hull Collegiate School
Tranby Croft
Anlaby
East Yorkshire
HU10 7EH
Contact: Sally Groves
Tel: (01482) 657016

Market Weighton

The Market Weighton School 
Spring Road 
Market Weighton 
York 
YO43 3JF
Contact: Marjorie Lamb
Tel: (01430) 873450

Pocklington

Pocklington School
West Green
Pocklington
YO42 2NJ
Contact: Adam Hall
Tel: (01759) 321200

Woldgate School and Sixth Form
92 Kilnwick Rd
Pocklington
York
YO42 2LL
Contact: Ruth Painter
Tel: (01759) 302395

South Hunsley

South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College 
The Green Room 
Kingston Building 
East Dale Road 
Melton 
North Ferriby 
HU14 3HS
Contact: Jasmin Oxlade
Tel: (01482) 631208


Welton 

St. Anne's School and Sixth Form College
St. Helen's Drive
Welton
Brough
East Yorkshire
HU15 1NR
Contact: Sue Hosdell
Tel: (01482) 667379


Please note: if you are interested in undertaking the award at your school, academy or youth club please contact your school’s D of E Manager or: 

Emma Asquith, D of E Regional Operations Officer
Mobile: 07920 501983
Email: emma.asquith@dofe.org  

Please note: each school will have their own arrangements and costs.

How can I obtain a Dewhirst Charitable Trust D of E Bursary?

The Dewhirst Charitable Trust's Duke of Edinburgh’s award grant is a £100 Mountian Wharehouse voucher for participants to support them in undertaking the expedition element of the Award. Participants are eligible for a grant at each level; Bronze, Silver and Gold, of the Award.

Use our online application form to apply for The Dewhirst Charitable Trust’s grant for the Duke of Edinburgh award. The form must be completed with a parent or carer if you are under the age of 18.

Before starting your application please ensure you have:

  • evidence of your eligibility for a bursary such as Child Tax Credit, Job Seekers' Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support, Incapacity Benefit, Carers Allowance, Severe Disablement Allowance, Universal Credit if you wish to upload your documentation on this form 
  • a valid email address to receive confirmation of the application.

 

To make an application please complete the online form by clicking/tapping the button below:

Apply for The Dewhirst Charitable Trust’s grant for the Duke of Edinburgh award

Where can I get further information?

If you want to find out more about the D of E Award, what it is and how it is run, there is a lot of useful information for young people and parents/guardians on the D of E national website:

Duke of Edinburgh's Award (external website)

Activities

You can read more about the types of activities you can take part in on the activities section of the D of E website:

Duke of Edinburgh's Award - Activities sections (external website)

Reasons to take part

Read more about reasons to do the D of E Award and the benefits you can gain using the links below:

Duke of Edinburgh's Award - Why (external website)

Duke of Edinburgh's Award - Benefits (external website)

Levels and timescales

You can read more about the levels and timescales involved in the award on the D of E Award website:

Duke of Edinburgh's Award - Timescales (external website)

Equipment you may need to take part

You can read more about the kind of equipment you may need on the D of E website:

Duke of Edinburgh's Award shopping - Expedition Kit (external website)