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DofE Participant Support

DofE Participant Support

FAQ

How do I enrol in the DofE?

See the enrolment page here.

Can I do my expedition with GLSW?

Absolutely! Have a look at the details here.

What evidence should I provide?

The bare minimum evidence for a section is an assessor report. This should be done online at dofe.org/assessor or on the report cards in your welcome pack. Your assessor report must include your name and eDofE ID number, the name and contact details of the assessor, the date of your first and last session doing the activity, details of what you did and the progress you made, and how often you did the activity (e.g. 1 hour per week). If you assessor report does not have the necessary details, it may not be accepted.

It is useful if you can upload other evidence. For example, pictures of you doing the activity. You can also include an Activity Log to easily prove that you have spent the required amount of time on the activity.

I have an issue with eDofE

The DofE have a separate FAQ for eDofE here. If your answer is not there, please contact your leader.

I have another issue

There is a lot of help available on the DofE website. Otherwise, your first point of all for all DofE questions should be your leader. If they cannot help, you can then contact your district DofE adviser (contact details are here).

Most Common Problems 

These problems are the most common issues that lead to awards being queried. Try to avoid them!

Volunteering, Physical & Skills sections

  • Your three main sections must average at least 1 hour per week (you need evidence of this - usually in the assessor report)
  • The first and last sessions for each section must be the correct duration apart (3, 6, 12 or 18 months)
  • Your Assessor cannot be a family member (family friends are allowed)
  • Make sure the Assessor’s details on the report match those in the programme planner
  • The three sections should be distinct (e.g. you shouldn’t use football for physical and football coaching for skills)

Volunteering

  • You cannot volunteer for a business (non-profits & charities are ok)
  • You cannot be paid for your volunteering (except expenses)
  • You cannot use fundraising for this section if you will benefit from the money raised

Physical

  • You must be doing the activity yourself - coaching is either a skill or volunteering
  • You cannot use your PE lessons at school for this section (you can use school clubs as long as they are outside the normal timetable)

Skills

  • You cannot use any activity that is a physical activity. This includes most, but not all, sports.
  • You can use academic study for a GCSE or similar for this section, but it must not be part of your normal school timetable

Residential (Gold only)

See this checklist to ensure that your activity will count.

Expedition

You must meet the 20 conditions of the section. Your expedition assessor will make sure you do this.


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