DofE Training Dates

The list of training dates for DofE expeditions is listed below. All participants must attend these dates and stay for the duration of the session. These training session provide participants with the skills they need to undertake a successful and safe expedition. Failure to attend will result in deferral of the expedition until next year with a different year group.

If there are any unavoidable and genuine reasons for not being able to attend you need to speak to your DofE leader as soon as possible.

**SILVER PARTICIPANTS: Please note that if you have after school jobs you will need to ensure that they do not affect your attendance at these sessions or on any expeditions or training days.

  • Wednesday 6th June (3.00-4.00pm): Preparation for Epping Forest (all participants)
  • Wednesday 20th June (3.00-5.00pm): Route cards for New Forest (Bronze and Silver Participants)
  • Wednesday 27th June (3.00-5.00pm): Route cards for New Forest – final sessions (Bronze and Silver Participants)
  • Wednesday 4th July (3.00-4.00pm): Final Training for Assessed Expedition (Bronze and Silver Participants)
  • Monday 9th July (3.00-3.30pm): Final Instructions for Assessed Expedition (Bronze and Silver Participants)

DofE Expedition Dates

In order to pass the expedition section of the DofE award all participants MUST attend at least one practice expedition and their assessed expedition. If unforeseen circumstances prevent this attendance then the options available for the participant will be to either join an external DofE group on their expedition or defer their expedition section of their award until the following year and complete it with a different year group.

Please ensure that these dates are put in the diary as early as possible to avoid clashes with other appointments.


Practice Expedition - Danbury, Chelmsford (All participants)

Thursday 3rd May – Saturday 5th May


Refresher Training Day - Epping Forest (All participants)

Saturday 9th June


Practice Silver Expedition – South Downs (Silver participants only)

Wednesday 13th June (after school) – Saturday 16th June


Assessed Bronze and Silver Expedition - New Forest, Hampshire (All participants)

Tuesday 10th July (Leaving after school) – Friday 13th July (evening)

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