DofE Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

As a Approved Activity Provider we offer the following services  and packages:

D OF E PACKAGES FOR SCHOOLS/ COLLEGES

D OF E GOLD RESIDENTIALS

D OF E OPEN EXPEDITIONS

 

 

 

D OF E PACKAGES FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES

WHY CHOOSE WOLT?

  • We are committed to high standard expeditions
  • We deliver a good quality experience for participants with added fun factor
  • Good quality training and planning, ensuring well prepared participants

WOLT has a knowledgeable and experienced DofE Manager who is able to provide a full range of services to support your DofE Award provision. WOLT places great emphasis on the quality of experience for participants and has high standards, while recognising the need for schools and colleges to keep activity prices as low as possible for their pupils.

If the service or activity you are looking for is not included below, please don’t hesitate to contact us at dofe@wolt.org.uk to discuss your needs.  You can also download our 2018 D of E Brochure for Schools and Colleges

EXPEDITION – FIXED PRICE PACKAGES

WOLT is an Approved Activity Provider (AAP) and can run your school’s expedition section at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. While we may not be the cheapest AAP around, you can rely on our high standards and an expedition experience that your pupils will be talking about for a long time to come.

We offer a standard and premium walking expedition package at a fixed price per participant – please contact us with approximate participant numbers for a quote.

  • These packages take care of all aspects of the expedition on the school’s behalf including all training, route planning, eDofE plus both expeditions.
  • contact us at dofe@wolt.org.uk to arrange a meeting to discuss your needs

If you are interested in a different challenge or your participants don’t fancy doing their expedition on foot, why not consider a canoeing expedition instead – contact us for a quote.

Please note: prices apply to expeditions of 4 teams or more. If you have 3 teams or less, please contact us to discuss.

EXPEDITION – QUALIFIED STAFF

WOLT can supply a qualified and experienced member of staff to work alongside your staff and take the role of Expedition Supervisor or Assessor at a flat rate of £150 per day (plus £30 if staying overnight) plus VAT. With this option, your school can organise the expedition – with guidance from WOLT if required – in order to keep the cost down for the participants. We are always happy to discuss how the school and WOLT can work together to give your pupils a great quality experience without breaking the bank.

EXPEDITION – TRAINING ONLY

We can run a Bronze/Silver training day as a stand-alone event, covering the practical side of the DofE Training Framework, at a price of £30 per head (minimum numbers apply).

GOLD AWARD

Does your school/college offer the Gold Award for students over 16? If not, consider introducing this amazingly valuable addition to a young person’s life experience! We can provide the Expedition Section for your group, plus opportunities for the Residential section.

FIRST AID TRAINING

WOLT runs very popular 16hr Outdoor First Aid courses – ideal for adults involved in the expedition section.

Alternatively we can come to your school to deliver the expedition training framework First Aid requirements to your participants. Full of scenarios and fun, these courses can be tailored to fit your requirements and budget.

CAMPSITE

If your staff members are running the expedition themselves, we can provide a lovely non-commercial campsite in our woods at £5 per person per night. This is ideal for Bronze expeditions, and we can suggest suitable routes and start/finish points for your expedition if required.

EXPEDITION ASSESSORS

Looking for an expedition assessor? You can hire a member of WOLT staff at the rate of £150 + VAT per day.

We can assist your DofE Manager or co-ordinator with all aspects of the running and organisation of your DofE provision –  from providing a qualified expedition leader to a full administrational back-up service to take the pressure off your school staff. Please contact us to discuss your requirements – simply email dofe@wolt.org.uk

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D OF E GOLD RESIDENTIALS

Due to the success of our 2018 Residential, we are running two “Revise and Relax”Gold Residentials in 2019

8-12 April 2019, or

14-18 April 2019

This is an opportunity for Gold participants to enjoy a relaxing week at Brokerswood, with a mix of fun outdoor activities and 3 supervised revision sessions.

Gold participants not studying for exams are also welcome to attend and alternate activities can be arranged for them during study sessions.

Cost £295.

 

“The Wiltshire Experience” Gold Residential: 27-31 August 2019

This Residential will show you the unique features of our beautiful county, discovering our amazing historical sites whilst taking part in fun outdoor activities.

Activities will include a hike and visit to Stonehenge, cycling past the amazing flight of canal locks at Caen Hill, paddling on the River Avon and power kiting at the famous Edington Hill battle site, plus an optional visit to the victorian Wadworth’s Brewery. You’ll also see places that Harry Potter and Pride & Prejudice were filmed and the Avebury stone circle World Heritage Site.

Cost £350

Costs include all food, camping accomodation, transport during the week and activities.

Please contact dofe@wolt.org.uk for more information or an application form for any of these Residentials

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D OF E OPEN EXPEDITIONS

In 2018 we will be running Open Expeditions, both on foot and by canoe at Gold level.

Open Expeditions are self explanatory – an expedition that is open to all DofE participants, no matter where they enrolled. These expeditions are ideal for young people who have missed their centre’s expedition due to sickness/injury/holiday, or participants who do not have a group to do an expedition with. We can provide training before the expedition, or can accept young people who have already completed DofE expedition training with their own centre.

Open Expeditions often involve young people from different areas, brought together to form a team. We work with these teams sensitively and support them with the challenge of getting to know each other in a short period of time, encouraging teamwork and fostering an atmosphere of fun.

Bronze Open Expeditions (on foot):

10-12 April 2019, cost £145. Includes training/planning. Can be either a Practice or Assessed expedition.

29-31 May 2019, cost £145. Includes training/planning. Can be either a Practice or Assessed expedition.

13-15 September 2019, cost £130. No training included. Can be either a Practice or Assessed expedition. Ideal for any participants who missed their school’s expedition over the summer.

Silver Open Expeditions (on foot):

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Gold Open Expeditions (on foot):

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Gold Open Canoe Expedition:

Planning day 10th February 2019, Training weekend 23-24 March 2019

Practice Expedition 10th to 12th May 2019 or 24th to 26th May 2019, Assessed Expedition 28th July to 1st August 2019

Cost £600. Please be aware that participants will be required to attend all the dates above as all are mandatory parts of the preparation and training process for this Canoeing Expedition.

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Have a question? Contact us at dofe@wolt.org.uk