Duke of Edinburgh's and Mayor's Awards


  1. Duke of Edinburgh's Award
  2. Mayor's Award
  3. How to get your award

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

We specialise in supporting schools and organisations with delivery of your Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) expedition programme.

This includes all planning, training, practice and qualifying expeditions.

We are an approved activity provider for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. This allows us to deliver expeditions that are safe, appropriate and meet the spirit and ethos of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.  

We can deliver expeditions at all three levels of DofE; Bronze, Silver and Gold as either a walking, cycling or canoeing expedition.

Costs and what's included

Costs are inclusive of:

  • training and practice
  • qualifying expeditions
  • instructors
  • transport
  • all equipment
  • campsite fees
  • assessor reports

Our staff are qualified in the mode of travel that you choose and are DofE expedition superviors and assessors.

Our rates are calculated on a per person basis and are very competitve for all modes of transport and at each level.

To discuss options for your organisation please contact info@simonsideoutdooradventure.com.

Mayor's Award

The Mayors Award is a four part, locally recognised award that is sometimes referred to as the mini DofE Award.

It follows the same four themes as a full Duke of Edinburgh's Award; skill, physical volunteering and expedition at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.

This award is ideal for those wishing to use it as a stepping stone onto their Bronze DofE award.

Just like the DofE, you will need to complete a minimum of 1 hour per week for each of the 3 sections.

For a list of local contacts who deliver the Mayors Award, please email info@simonsideoutdooradventure.com.

There is a small charge of £5 to register, which covers the cost of your handbook and certification for all three levels.

How to get your award

There are four key themes that you will need to complete over a certain amount of time.

Volunteering, skill and physical

  • Bronze: 6 weeks
  • Silver: 8 weeks
  • Gold: 10 weeks


  • Bronze: Take part in a walk of at least 4 hours
  • Silver: Prepare, and take part in a walk of at least 5 hours
  • Gold: Play a major part in organising a walk of at least 6 hours