Bronze DofE Award

A DofE programme is a real adventure from beginning to end, and it doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from!

You just need to be aged between 14 and 24 and realise there’s more to life than sitting on a sofa watching life pass you by. Here at A to Z Expeditions we are happy to guide you through the whole process for your Bronze Award.

In order to complete the Bronze Expedition section, and gain your Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award you first need to complete a programme of training followed by sufficient practice expeditions to hone your skills.

We offer Bronze Awards for Schools and Opens:

Beautiful Countryside

Physical & Skills

3 months each


14+ years old


3 months


Plan, train for and undertake a 2 day, 1 night expedition.

* All participants must undertake a further 3 months in the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections.

What do the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award say about their Bronze award?

Two participants, smiling, wearing hi vis

You can do a Bronze DofE programme once you’re 14 (or nearly 14, which sometimes happens when you and your friends decide to start your adventure together.  However, your Leader must get permission from their Licensed Organisation first – see p27 of The Handbook for DofE Leaders.)

A Bronze DofE programme has 4 sections, Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition.  You must do a minimum of 3 months activity for each of the Volunteering, Physical and Skills sections, and plan, train for and do a 2 day (1 night) Expedition.

You also have to spend an extra three months on one of the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections.  It’s your choice which one and, though you can change your mind later, you should decide which section you want to do for longer at the beginning.  (Knowing how long you’re going to do it for will help you to choose your activity and set your goals for each section.)

It will usually take you at least 6 months to complete your Bronze programme.

Why choose A to Z Expeditions?

A to Z Expeditions puts safety first. We work hard to ensure our expedition programmes provide an appropriate challenge for participants without compromising on safety.

We ONLY specialise in Duke of Edinburgh Award Expeditions, offering schools and open programmes at all three levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold.

Our top outdoor instructors are proficient at giving participants the skills they need for DofE. They are backed up by our enthusiastic and knowledgeable head office team, who will answer all your questions.

Explore the great British countryside by foot, canoe or bike whilst training and completing an A to Z DofE expedition. You wont be disappointed, so don’t forget your camera!

We are very proud of our credentials, but they cannot stand alone. They have to be validated by the level of knowledge and expertise we offer, that only comes with experience.