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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

Mr Karl Beare, 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


10th Jun 2020
Attention Year 9 Students! If you are interested in doing the Duke of Edinburgh Award...
13th May 2019
Ben Blackmore, Sixth Form student at Strangford College today received his Gold Duke...
28th Jun 2018
Young people at Strangford Integrated College to benefit from the DofE Diamond fund...

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