Here at Ashton Sixth Form College you get the opportunity to complete your the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.

Many participants describe Duke of Edinburgh as a life-changing changing experience through adventures, caring for others and being creative. It's all about pushing personal boundaries, gaining new skills and meeting new people. The award will help you develop highly sought after skills by universities and employers as well as providing you with incredible experiences outside of the normal college routine.

"Learning to canoe was really fun as was the expedition itself. Overcoming the challenges DofE Gold faced me was fulfilling and moreover, the people I met on this experience have become great friends of mine and it was fantastic to share this experience with them."

Even if you've never completed any previous levels of the Duke of Edinburgh Award you can directly complete your Gold Award at Ashton Sixth Form. We also welcome those with previous Duke of Edinburgh levels.

Completing a Gold Award consists of five main elements: volunteering, physical, skill, residential, and expedition. Nationally the vast majority of Gold expeditions are completed on foot, however here at Ashton Sixth Form we are proud to also offer you the opportunity to complete your expedition by canoe, something our students have loved in recent years.

Throughout your time with us you will be supported by our Duke of Edinburgh co-ordinator and leader, who are based within the college.

“My DofE has made me realise I can be whoever I want to be.” Jay, Gold Award holder

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