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Why do the award?

There are plenty of reasons to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Awards...

  • Discover new skills, interests and talents
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Take part in an amazing experience
  • Gain an incredible sense of achievement (especially when you complete your expedition!)

It can also help you to develop lots of essential life skills:

  • Self-confidence
  • Self-reliance
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Problem-solving
  • Decision-making
  • Enhance self-esteem
  • Communication
  • Motivation
  • Commitment
  • Time-management

just to name a few.

With the Award contributing towards all these very important skills, it isn’t surprising that employers love to see the Duke of Edinburgh's Award qualification on your CV! It gives you plenty to talk about in interviews, and you can put your achievements in your job applications. So this in fact is a really easy way to start preparing for life after uni, in the big wide world!

Oh, and when you complete your Gold Award you get to collect your Award from Prince Phillip (the actual Duke of Edinburgh) at your nearest Palace!! Click to Get Started.