Duke of Edinburgh Award

Coronavirus Closure

Following on from the updated Government directive on school closures in the Leicester and Leicestershire area, Sir Jonathan North is now closed from Tuesday 30th June to all students except children of key workers who have registered for a place.

At Sir Jonathan North College we are excited to enable students to start their Duke of Edinburgh journey with us.

The DofE is a fun adventure and major challenge, it has three progressive Award levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold) and a wide range of activities that offer endless possibilities.

DofE offers students the opportunity to widen life experiences, build resilience and improve resourcefulness while also learning respect of their local environment. A DofE award enhances any CV, helping the students to stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs or college.

To find out more about the Duke of Edinburgh Award visit their website at http://www.dofe.org

Sir Jonathan North offers the chance for all its Year 9 pupils to take on their Bronze DofE Award. Once they have achieved this, they will also have a chance to take enrol onto the next level for the Silver Award in Year 10. The College do not offer the Gold Award as participants must be 16+ years old, but they may get this opportunity when they go to Sixth Form College.

To achieve the Bronze or Silver award, participants need to complete four sections:

Volunteering - help people or the community

Physical - to help you strive to become physically fitter

Skill - take on a challenge to learn more about an interest you have

Expedition – (This involved a daywalk, practice expedition and qualifying expedition). Students learn all the skills required to navigate lowland countryside, to cook and to camp outside.

On completion, students will receive a certificate and badge from the most recognised youth achievement award in the world!

Sir Jonathan North currently has a group of around 42 students undertaking their Bronze Award. 

For more information on undertaking DofE please contact Lucy Stone. Please note that the College do not take on any direct entrants for the Silver Award (when participants take on their Silver award without having a Bronze Award).

Useful Information
Letter Sent to Parents - 9 November 2017
Enrolment Form
Bronze Programme - 2017/2018




Duke of Edinburgh Award Contact

Mrs L Stone
DofE Award Centre Manager