The Duke of Ed consists of Bronze, Silver and Gold Award levels. You should start at the level that matches your age. When you have completed the four sections at your chosen level (five for Gold) your achievement will be recognised with a certificate and an Award badge. Bronze and Silver Award holders can then move onto the next level of The Award.
The Award requirements for each level are:
Minimum Age: 14 yrs
Minimum Age: 15 yrs
Minimum Age: 16 yrs
|Three months participation in each section||Six months participation in each section||12 months participation in each section|
|Plus...||All participants to do an extra three months in either fitness/physical recreation or skills or volunteering||Non-Bronze Awardees to do an extra six months in either fitness/physical recreation or skills or volunteering||Non-Silver Awardees to do an extra six months in either fitness/physical recreation or skills or volunteering|
|Adventurous Journey**||Two days + one night||Three days + two nights||Four days + three nights|
* The Gold Award has the additional requirement of a five day / four night Residential Project.
** Satisfactory completion of the Adventurous Journey section includes preparation and training appropriate for the journey being undertaken and at least one practice journey of equivalent standard.