Duke of Edinburgh

Baxter College is proud to hold the status of a Duke of Edinburgh Licensed Organisation and has done for many years. Most young people find achieving a Duke of Edinburgh Award is life-changing, have a look and see what we mean below!

Many Baxter students have already achieved various award levels – pushing personal boundaries gaining new skills and enhancing their CVs and university applications. Time to get involved and go the extra mile?

Activities for each DofE section need a time commitment over a set period of time, so they can be fitted in around academic study, hobbies and social lives. Development and regular progress must be shown and all activities must be completed by the participant’s 25th birthday.

Why complete a Duke of Edinburgh Award?

The Experience




Gain Life Skills


The Levels of Duke of Edinburgh

There are three levels of the Award, Bronze, Silver and Gold.


For those aged 14+ years or 13 years old in Year 9

Bronze Guide

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For those aged 15+ years or in Year 10

Silver Guide

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For those aged 16+ years or in Year 12

Gold Guide

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Student Experiences

Still weighing up the pros and cons? Why not hear what DofE participants around the United Kingdom think about the scheme.


“The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award gives young people the opportunity to step up and really take on responsibility at a young age. It gives you an edge and allows you to focus on new and exciting activities that you may not have tried before."

To read more about Caroline's DofE story, click here.

“I have really developed a sense that I am not alone in all the work that I have done with the DofE. Even though Award holders are from all walks of life and various different backgrounds, we have a collective shared experience in the DofE which means we can boast of having an extended family across the world. I think that is a rather profound and happy thought we can all keep with us."

To read more about Raphael's DofE story, click here.

“Self-confidence is really important, but it has always been one of the things that I have struggled to achieve. I had never realised my full potential before, but I believe through the DofE I definitely have been able to. Having a belief in yourself as a young adult, in my opinion, is really key as it means you can strive to achieve your goals in the future."

To read more about Amber's DofE story, click here.

“I believe that my Gold Award helped me to get an interview to study at the University of Southampton in September, and I have met some of my best friends throughout my DofE journey. If I had a younger brother or sister, then I would definitely recommend the DofE to them."

To read more about Mo's DofE story, click here.

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Want to learn more about Duke of Edinburgh?

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