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Welcome to The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at Kirklees

This web site is dedicated to the Duke of Edinburgh's Award run under the Kirklees Metropolitan Council Operating Authority. Its purpose is to provide easy access to the most commonly required information and to act as a focus for Kirklees DofE activity. DofE is a real adventure from beginning to end.

It doesn't matter who you are or where you're from. You just need to be aged between 14 and 24 and realise there's more to life than sitting on a sofa watching life pass you by.

You can do DofE at three levels, Bronze, Silver or Gold.

2019 Award Presentation Evening

Oct2017

The Award Presentation was another huge success and celebrating the achievements for young people in Kirklees!!

Over 300 participants came to collect their award with special guest's, England Footballer Paige Eli, cllr Gwen Lowe Mayor of Kirklees and others.

Congratulations to everyone who has achieved a Bronze, Silver and Gold Award in the last 12 months!!

Photos from the event will be available to download on the gallery.

 

Winter WACKY

Oct2017

Winter WACKY is back!! One week of activities for young people with additional needs and disabilities.

WACKY offers a packed programme of activities run from Little Deer Wood Activity Centre. Activities include arts, craft, DJ workshop, Circus Skills, music, adventurous activities and much, much more!! If you have not been before then why not have a look at our WACKY page and gallery to see the activities and fun we get up to.

Book early so not to miss out on this fantastic opportunity.

WACKY Young Person Letter
Downloadable Letter and Booking Form
Poster

Residential Opportunities

Oct2017

We have a couple of residential opportunities coming up in the first three weeks of the summer holidays. WACKY is an opportunity to work with Young people with additional needs and disabilties helping to run different activities throughout the week. We also have our Canal & Conservation Residential where participants will be getting the hands dirty, working along the canal and in the woods to clear areas and do general maintance to improve the areas.

WACKY Young Volunteer
Kirklees Registered Group Participant - Downloadable Letter
AAP (Non Kirklees DofE Registered Group Participant)* - Downloadable Letter

Canal & Conservation Residential
Kirklees Registered Group Participant - Downloadable Letter
AAP (Non Kirklees DofE Registered Group Participant)* - Downloadable Letter

* If you are not registered to a Kirklees DofE Group, you will need the Approved Activity Provider (AAP) Letter.

Countryside Leader Award (CLA)

First Aid

The Countryside Leader Award is a recognised qualification that trains and qualifies teachers, youth workers and other members of the community to to lead walking groups in lowland countryside, impart the knowledge and skills needed to undertake a day walk, have responsibility for the care of others while leading a day walk and plan and lead overnight camps.

This qualification is ideal from leaders wanting to run Bronze and possibly silver expeditions in lowland countryside.

More information can be found at www.kirkleesdofe.org/littledeerwood/cla.html

Training: £180
Information Evening - 23rd October 2019
Weekend - 8th - 10th November 2019
Assessment: £180
Weekend - 1st - 3rd May 2020
Combined including NNAS Silver on Passing: £360

Download Booking Form

To book on to this course you must meet the Pre-requisite experience, register with CLA and then fill in and send back the downloadable booking form and send it to dofe.awards@kirklees.gov.uk.
If you require any more information, please contact Danny Kirkpatrick.

Outdoor Activity First Aid

First Aid

Due to the demand we have provided another opportunity for you to complete the Activity First Aid Course. This course deals with issues involved with care of casualties in a remote setting. It includes primary and secondary surveys of a casualty, first aid equipment and how you may adapt and improvise your own equipment to support your first aid kit. A lot more emphasis is placed on incident management.  We assume minimal outdoor equipment is available. There are plenty of opportunities to practice first aid.

This 2 day (16 hour) course is recognised by the National Governing Bodies and AALA such as the Mountain Leader Training, Countryside Leader AwardBritish Canoe UnioBritish Cycling, Forrest Schools, British Association of Snowsport Instructors etc. Be sure to check your NGB requirements. 

Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th March 2019
£98

Download Booking Form

To book on to a course please fill in this downloadable booking form and send it to dofe.awards@kirklees.gov.uk
If you require any more information, please contact Steve Dunn.

Gold Expedition Opportunities

Residential Project

To achieve the Gold Award, you need to complete an expedition. This involves travelling for 4 days and camping out for 3 nights in wild country.

Kirklees groups are offering a number of packages for 2016. Please see the letters and booking forms below for more information and keep an eye out for other exciting opputunities soon to be announced.

Kirklees OAC - 2019 Gold Spring Walking Package
Letter and Booking Form
AAP - 2019 Gold Spring Walking Package
Letter and Booking Form

Kirklees OAC - 2019 Gold Summer Walking Package
Letter and Booking Form
AAP - 2019 Gold Summer Walking Package
Letter and Booking Form

* If you are not registered to a Kirklees DofE Group, you will need the Approved Activity Provider (AAP) Letter.

 

Volunteer Week 2018 - THANK YOU!!!

Residential Project

This week is a very special week, Volunteer Week!! This week, as we do all year through, we thank all our volunteers for their hard work and time given up to help the young people in Kirklees achieve!!

All that we do could not be achieved with out the kindness of all our volunteers!

THANK YOU!!!

 

Dr Reddy's Celebration Event @ Little Deer Wood

Residential Project

As part of Dr Reddys ten year celebrations the staff from the Mirfield plant spent the day at Little Deer Wood Activity Centre. The DofE in Kirklees  are grateful to Dr Reddys for all their continued support so it was really good to have the  opportunity to welcome them and play host for their special event.  Dr Reddys staff were introduced to a variety of different  activities including bouldering, crate stacking, canoeing, archery, low ropes challenge, orienteering and geocaching.  They all worked really well together and supported each other through the various challenges.  Delicious Indian Cuisine was served in the log cabin and was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.  They had definitely worked up a very healthy appetite!

Residential Project

Manager of Reddy’s Mirfield, Ged O’Shea said that “Everyone who took part had a great time. I would like to say a huge thank you to the Volunteers who led the sessions. They have a knack  of encouraging everyone to support each other. Nobody is frightened of having a go at things they haven’t done before and we all help each other to do the best we can and have fun in the process, Thank you.”