Notice Board
Notes for verifiers and assessors

05-Aug-2013

As guidance for those assessors not sure of what is required, here is what the verifier is looking for before an award can be made...

Anbody got any news?

16-Jul-2013

The idea of this notice board is for anyone with anything to advertise about DofE can do so. It's not interactive, but a quick e-mail to award4cadets@gmail.com could get your item onto this page for others to see....

OPEN GOLD EXPEDITION - LAST CHANCE FOR 2011

03-Oct-2011

Bids need to be in through Westminster by Monday 10th October to CCAT for any participants needing a Qualifying expedition, based at Halton from 23 - 28 October. Applicants need to bring signed proof of completed training at Gold level.

Will he make it?

24-Nov-2010

Will Steve Bogan make it to Frimley for the Conference? The race is on - we wait with bated breath... Did anyone read this?

2010 Conference Programme

19-Nov-2010

The programme for the Conference to be held at CTC Frimley Park on 26 -2 8 November 2010 is now available in the Downloads section of this website

Want to be an Expedition Accredited Assessor?

13-Mar-2009

Lt Col Mike Gerrish has produced some very clear guidelines for those who are interested in becoming an accredited assessor. These can be found in his letter, Expedition Assessor Accreditation Scheme, downloadable from the Word Documents on the Downloads page of this website

Click here for Downloads page

Changes in the new LEADER HANDBOOK (6th Edition)

22-Jan-2009

To see the changes to the DofE being introduced from 1st September, click on the link below

For changes, click here

36 Counties represented at CTC DofE Conference

22-Nov-2008

Congratulations to Major S Bogan who made it for dinner on Friday night, and promises to stay until lunch on Sunday!

Possible Silver or Bronze Skill opportunity

25-Aug-2008

Win a trip abroad and get a DofE Skill pass. The Imperial War Museum is running an interesting competition which might appeal to some cadets looking for a Skill option (Military History). Entries for the prize must be in by 9th September, but it is still do-able! And it is not necessary to win a prize to count the activity towards DofE.

Military History competition

Accrediting Expedition Assessors - NO PANIC!

20-Aug-2008

The Award is presently rolling out a scheme to eventually accredit all expedition assessors. ACFA supports this scheme, and is looking at how best to implement it. Regular information will come to County DofE Officers, who will pass it to those interested in becoming accredited assessors. Meanwhile - it is business as usual, and all expedition training and assessment should go ahead as normal.

No Change to Mid Wales Expedition Notification!

06-Jun-2008

There are no changes to existing arrangements for Expedition notification in the Mid Wales area. Green forms are to be submitted in the first instance to Major Robin Jones(rcjones@kathrob.freeserve.co.uk - tel 01286 880727) with the required amount of lead in time.

New Arrangements for Notification of Expeditions in Snowdonia

06-Jun-2008

Green forms are to be submitted in the first instance to Major Robin Jones(rcjones@kathrob.freeserve.co.uk - tel 01286 880727) with the required amount of lead in time. Thereafter, all Green notification forms and requests for assessments in the Snowdonia Area are to be sent to: The Snowdonia Expedition Assessment Service Plas Y Brenin Capel Curig LL24 OET Telephone: 01690 720214 (Office hours only 9am – 5pm , a message only service will operate outside of these hours) If you have any enquires regarding pending assessments please contact your assessor, if you have been allocated one already or contact Major Jones

New Arrangements for Notification of Expeditions in the Brecon Beacons

06-Jun-2008

Green forms are to be submitted in the first instance to Major Robin Jones(rcjones@kathrob.freeserve.co.uk - tel 01286 880727) with the required amount of lead in time. Thereafter, all Green notification forms and requests for assessments in the Brecon Beacons Area are to be sent to: Robert Clapham Brecon Beacons Expedition Assessment Service Oak House 12 The Bulwark Brecon Powys LD3 7AD Telephone: 01874 623086 (Office hours only 9am – 5pm , a message only service will operate outside of these hours) e-mail: rhian.mcdonough@theaward.org All paper work for this year is now in the Brecon office and a redirection service is in place. If you have any enquires regarding pending assessments please contact your assessor, if you have been allocated one already or contact Major Jone

Open College Network

05-May-2008

At the recent External Moderation exercise for the Open College Network Programme in Award Leadership - Managerment Development, over 100 students successfully passed units at levels 2 and 3

Session Planning Sheet (NAOME)

25-Apr-2008

By popular demand, the SPS used on the Award Leadership Foundation Certificate course is now downloadable. An example of how it might be used is shown here. For a blank copy, go to the Downloads page.

Award Extra - Recommended Kit

24-Apr-2008

For the equipment you can't get from CKS - The Award has entered exciting new partnerships with some expert companies to bring you recommended expedition kit, on sale now at your local outdoor equipment retailer. And, not only will you know you are getting great quality products, but for every item purchased, the manufacturer will make a donation back to the Award to support our work with more young people.

Open Gold Expedition opportunities

17-Apr-2008

Cadets who wish to undertake a Gold Expedition this year , but have not got enough colleagues to form a team, can apply to participate in an Open Gold expedition at one of the Cadet Centres for Adventure Training (CCAT). Click the link below and then go to "AT & DofE" for further details.

Click here for details

Gold Award in Bavaria

28-Mar-2008

There are still some places left for participants wishing to complete their Gold Expedition or Residential Project. Dates are 30 August - 6 September, with compulsory practice expedition on 27 - 30 June. For further details,

click here

Hello Frimley

29-Feb-2008

Greetings to all those gathered at CTC for the three courses being run there this weekend. Special greetings to Lt Col Ed Sandham, a leap year baby, all the Welsh for St David's Day on the 1st and all mums on Mothers' day on the 2nd. Busy - what?

The Foundation Certificate Course

18-Feb-2008

Congratulations to Major Marian Tait, DofE Officer of West Lowland Bn, ACF who successfully completed the first ever Foundation Certificate course which was held at Arrochar, Argyll. Marian was presented with her Foundation Certificate in Award Leadership at the end the course by Lt Col Alistair Spowage, the Course Director. Major Neal Dunn also tutored on the course.

Gold Expeditions and Residentials in Bavaria

21-Jan-2008

Cadets and CFAV under the age of 25 can complete either their Gold Expedition or their Residential Project in the Allgau region of Bavaria from 30 August - 6 September. For further details, click below ..

Bavaria 2008

Duke of Edinburgh's Award Open Gold Expeditions

21-Jan-2008

There is an opportunity for Gold Award participants who are not able to form a team to come together in a CCF/ACF/ATC Open Gold expedition. These will be held at the Cadet Centres for Adventure Training and in Bavaria. Candidates must have completed all the preliminary training and practice expedition, and have the completion of training certificate signed in their Record Book.

Open Gold expeditions

Completing Award Record Books

16-Jan-2008

A REMINDER: It's almost that time of the year again when the Award needs the dreaded statistics! Now is the time to get round all your Detachments and make sure all your participants have their Record Books properly signed up, and that completed Awards have been recorded and presented.

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