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Residential Information

On Expedition with Kirklees DofE

To achieve your Gold Award, you need to complete an extra section – the Residential. This involves spending 5 days and 4 nights away from home on a shared activity with people you've never met before.

It's a big, exciting and very fulfilling experience. It may be that you want to build on a talent you've developed in another section, learn something completely new on an intensive course or do something to help others.

Canoeing

From learning to canoe to helping at a children's camp, from learning to cook on a canal boat to helping on an urban recycling project, or from learning a language to taking part in a arts and drama project, there are loads of exciting possibilities to find the activity that's just right for you.

 

How long should I do my residential for?

The residential activity should normally take place over at least five consecutive days with a minimum of four nights spent away. In exceptional circumstances, and at the discretion of your Licensed Organisation (you must get permission in advance), this commitment can be spread over two weekend. However, it must involve at least four nights away within a 12 month period, during which you do the same activity. In eDofE you will be asked to give three dates - the section start date (the date you start your planning and preparation) as well as the start and end dates of the actual residential activity.

What to do in four simple steps:

– Preparation

You need to research available residential activities and agree it with your Leader. This should be something you're interested in doing, finding out where it's taking place, who you'll do it with and any costs involved. You must find a suitable Assessor (likely to be the person running the activity or another adult involved with it) and set yourself goals so that you can show how you progressed at the end. You must also let the activity provider know you want your participation to count for your DofE programme. Use the electronic programme planner in eDofE or download a paper programme planner from this page to help you.

– Training

You will need to do any training or preparation necessary so you can take part in your residential.

– Activity

The most important and enjoyable bit – actually doing it! You join your residential and take part in the activities for a minimum of five days and four nights.

– Assessment

To complete your DofE programme you must meet your Assessor at the end of your Resiential to discuss, review and record the quality of your experience and what you've achieved.



Equipment Hire

If you are in need of any equipment for your residential, we have kit that you maybe interested in hiring to cut the costs of buying your own new.

See our Kit Hiring page for more information.

 

Up coming Residentials in Kirklees

Here is where you can find out all the upcoming residential opptunities in Kirklees

2017 Gold Kirklees Residential Summer WACKY Package
Letter and Booking Form

2017 Gold AAP Residential Summer WACKY Package
Letter and Booking Form

2017 Gold Kirklees Residential Summer Canal & Conservation Package
Letter and Booking Form

2017 Gold AAP Residential Summer Canal & Conservation Package
Letter and Booking Form

KIRKLEES SUMMER PLAY CAMPS 2017 Volunteers
Letter and Booking Form

**AAP forms are for people not in a Kirklees DofE Registered Group**

 

Participant booking – terms and conditions

Cancellation By Participant
Cancellations need to be confirmed in writing to the Kirklees DofE Office.  The following refunds will apply to cancellation s unless otherwise stated on the form:

  • Cancellation more than one month before the course date        100% refund
    (less the cost of any materials or other costs incurred)
  • Cancellation 21-31 days before the start of the course            75% refund
  • Cancellation 11-20 days before the start of the course            50% refund
  • Cancellation 6-10 days before the start of the course              25% refund
  • Cancellation within 6 days of the start of the course   No refund

By the DofE
In the unlikely event of your residential having to be cancelled we will advise you as soon as this change is known.  We will offer alternative dates or, at your request, a refund.

Data Protection
Course participants’ details are stored by the DofE Office for the purpose of recording attendance on expeditions, providing statistical information and maintaining individual, regional, national and Operating Authority records.  We do not share your details with any other organisation.

 


For more information contact the Kirklees DofE office.