Duke of Edinburgh Training Section

D of E Awards - The Three Awards

Bronze

• Start the Award at aged 14, no younger
• Base entry into the scheme
• Minimum timescale before certification = 6 months
• Earliest age for completion is 14 ½
• Cost of log book £7 from WHQ

Silver

• Start the Award at aged 15, no younger
• Minimum timescale before certification = 6 months, subject to Bronze certification
• Cadets may enter directly for the Silver, but minimum timescale reverts to 12 months
• Earliest age for completion is 15 ½ – Bronze Award holders
• Earliest age for completion is 16 – Direct entry
• Cost of log book £10.50 from WHQ

Gold

• Start the Award at aged 16, no younger
• No activity may count towards the Gold before the 16th birthday
• Minimum timescale before certification = 12 months, subject to Silver certification
• Cadets may enter directly for the Gold, but minimum timescale reverts to 18 months
• Earliest age for completion is 17 – Silver Award holders
• Earliest age for completion is 17 ½ – Direct Entry
• Cost of log book £15.75 from WHQ

As with all the Awards, participants can complete the Awards up until their 25th birthday. This may be extended, but exceptional circumstances must apply. This includes cadets who have progressed to staff.