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Duke Of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Award

Duke of Edinburgh Award in Poole

Units currently operating the Award in Poole

The Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a voluntary, non-competitive and flexible programme of cultural and adventurous activities for all young people, whatever their background or ability.

The Award is a four section programme with three levels:

  • Bronze (for those aged 14 and over);
  • Silver (for those aged 15 and over); and
  • Gold (for those aged 16 and over)

The sections involve:

  • Volunteering (helping people in the community)
  • Skills (covering almost any hobby, skill or interest)
  • Physical (sport, dance and fitness)
  • Expeditions (training for, planning and completing a journey on foot or horseback, by boat or cycle)
  • Residential Project (Gold Award Only) (a purposeful enterprise with people not previously known to the participant)

It would usually take a participant between 6-12 months to complete a Bronze Award; 12-18 months for a Silver Award and 18-24 months for a Gold Award.

It may take less time for completion of the Silver or Gold Awards if the participant holds the preceding Award. All Awards must be completed by the participant's 25th birthday.

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Duke of Edinburgh Award in Poole

CYPIS is the licence holder for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme in Poole. This means that any club, project or school wishing to run the Award has to register their unit with the CYPIS.

The Award is largely delivered by a team of over 90 volunteers working in 13 units across the town.

Nikki Mussell co-ordinates the Award Scheme for the Borough and also heads up the Open Award Centre that is based at Broadstone Youth Centre.

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Units currently operating the Award in Poole

  • Borough of Poole Open Awards Centre
  • Bournemouth and Poole College
  • Canford School
  • Corfe Hills School
  • Langside School
  • Montacute School
  • Parkstone Grammar School
  • Poole Grammar School
  • Poole High School
  • St Edwards School
  • Victoria Education Centre 

For more information please contact Colin Dutfield on 01202 262281 or Nikki Mussell on 01202 697303 or alternatively visit the official Duke of Edinburgh's Award website.

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