How do I apply to join the Duke of Edinburgh Award Programme?

The Lionheart Educational Trust Duke of Edinburgh Award 2023/24 Programme will launch for Year 9 Students and above in September 2023.

There have been a series of Webinars hosted by Ian Coward, DofE Manager and a copy of the slides can be downloaded here.

The prices for the each level of the award are listed below and will be payable on Beehive in two instalments.


Payment One

(By 14th October 2023)

Payment Two

(By 28th February 2024)

BRONZE     [Four days] £200 £110 £310
SILVER       [Six days] £275 £145 £420
GOLD         [Eight days] £350 £180 £530

These prices include;

  • DofE Award Registration,
  • Expedition Training/Support/Assessment from specialist Outdoor Instructors,
  • Tents and Camping Equipment,
  • Expedition Rucksack loan (65-75 Litres capacity),
  • Campsite Fees and,
  • Transport/Accommodation.

Excluded is Expedition Food and personal Expedition Clothing E.g. Walking Boots, Waterproofs. A full list can be found on the Expedition page here. Other equipment can be rented from Adventure Expeditions - please see a full list and prices here.

Students in receipt of Pupil Premium or the Post 16-19 Bursary will receive 50% towards the total cost of the Award; Bronze (£155), Silver (£210), Gold (£265). Students can additionally apply for other independent Bursaries on a case by case basis. For further information please contact Ian Coward, DofE Manager ([email protected]).

PLEASE NOTE: The first payment includes a 30% non-refundable deposit and we cannot guarantee any refunds of the payments made should Students chose to discontinue. We will however assess any potential refunds dependent on the timing of payments/commitments made to suppliers and can postpone individual Expeditions to the following year if feasible.

APPLICATIONS Should be completed online by clicking on the link below and the first payment can be MADE on BEEHIVE.

Apply Here

Please remember to add up to two friends who you would like to be with in your Expedition group on the application.