The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme was originally founded in 1956 and has become one of the most well known awards that young people can work towards.
The Air Training Corp is the largest single entity operating the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme in the country and 470 Squadron tries to get every cadet enrolled to take part. At any one time we have cadets participating in Bronze, Silver and Gold schemes and have an excellent record of participation.
The scheme allows a cadet to work towards a number of set goals in core disciplines in order to attain an award.
This is the entry level award and is available from 14 years.
You must complete a minimum of 3 months activity for each of the core disciplines, and plan, train for and execute a 2 day (1 night) Expedition.
This is the intermediate level award and is available from 15 years.
You must complete a minimum of 6 months activity for each of the core disciplines, and plan, train for and execute a 3 day (2 night) Expedition.
This is the senior level award and is available from 16 years.
You must complete a minimum of 6 months Volunteering and a minimum of 6 months on the Physical / Skill disciplines and 3 months for the other.
Provide a service within your community or organization.
Participate in a sport or physical activity.
Learn a new skill
Train and participate in an adventurous pursuit in the great outdoors.