Duke of Edinburgh's Award expeditions
Beyond Adventure have been providing Duke of Edinburgh's Award training and assessment programmes for a number of years for schools & youth groups. We are an Approved Activity Provider for the expedition section of the Award and offer expeditions at bronze, silver and gold levels.
Our training and practice expeditions include expedition planning, packing, route cards, facilitating the group to a decision re their assessment expedition aim, as well as the necessary skills training. At the end of the practice expedition, students will receive an action plan to facilitate them moving to assessment and their qualifying expedition.
Students are expected to bring their own camping and cooking equipment as well as supplying their own food.
Common Training Information
Please email or call with your specific requirements and we will discuss your specific requirements.
We can offer training and assessment using the following methods of journey:
- Open canoe
- Mountain Biking
- Sea kayaking/ touring kayaks
Each training or assessment group will contain a minimum of 5 and maximum of 7 participants. (For open canoe groups numbers will be either 6 or 8 to facilitate doubles paddling.)
We can provide further skills training days as required which is particularly of benefit for those wishing to undertake a river or sea journey in open canoe or kayak or maybe an off road route on mountain bikes.
We generally work with schools or colleges to arrange a venue within Scotland which suits your skills and previous experience. The group leader, school or college will arrange transport to and from the expedition area but we can also help with this if the group is arriving in the area by public transport.
We can travel to Europe and North America for expeditions by special arrangement.
Beyond Adventure can provide an assessor if necessary but its generally cheaper to request an assessor from the local Dofe panel via the Green Form.
If you have several groups out on expedition at the same time then it can be cost effective to use one of our assessors who will also provide additional support.
At Gold level the assessor should be completely independent of the group and school or college.