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Strangford College, Newtownards

Duke of Edinburgh

Our Vision:

To inspire, guide and support young people in their self-development and recognise their achievements.


Miss Lindores, DofE Coordinator

Mr Aaron Coffey, DofE Leader

Mrs N McBurney, DofE Leader 

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of activities for anyone aged 14-24. Doing their DofE gives young people the opportunity to experience new activities or develop existing skills. There are three progressive levels of programmes which when successfully completed lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. Young people create their own DofE programme by choosing a volunteering, physical and skills activity, going on an expedition and for their Gold Award, taking part in a residential activity.

KS3: Bronze offered in Year 10

  • Volunteering section: 3 months
  • Physical section: 3 months
  • Skills section: 3 months
  • Expedition section: 2 days/1 night

KS4: Silver offered in Year 11

  • Volunteering section: 6 months
  • Physical and Skills sections: One section for 6 months and the other section for 3 months
  • Expedition section: 3 days/2 nights

KS5: Gold offered in Year 13-14

  • Volunteering section: 12 months
  • Physical and Skills sections: One section for 12 months and the other section for 6 months
  • Expedition section: 4 days/3 nights
  • Residential section: Undertake a shared activity in a residential setting away from home for 5 days and 4 nights


28th Jun 2018
Young people at Strangford Integrated College to benefit from the DofE Diamond fund...