We are an Approved Activity Provider for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award offering proficiency in the training and expeditions through to the final assessment for Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is highly regarded by higher education professionals and employers.  We provide comprehensive education material to aid the training which is important for your group to plan their expedition safely.  We have worked with many groups to deliver the training and assessment expeditions for mainstream schools, youth groups and specialist education.

Choose your travel…

  • Open Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Walking

The Open Canoeing, Kayaking and Mountain Biking will require further training, please contact us if you require a dedicated training course

The Sections

With our inherent flexibility, groups can opt for us to deliver all three sections or just one section of the Award.  We will put together a bespoke programme to suit your requirements, complete all of the necessary documentation and provide an information booklet to guide your group through the Award.

Pre-Expedition Planning – The planning is important for your group to learn the necessary skills required to ensure a safe expedition including navigation, equipment, cooking, weather and management.

Practice Expedition – Your group will have the chance to practice their skills before the Assessment Expedition.  Groups will be under close supervision of the Instructor and will go through the different elements of the trip including the overnight camp.

Assessment Expedition – This is the final expedition for the Award and provides the chance for the group to bring all of their skills and knowledge together.  The group will be monitored by the instructor by remote supervision.


Prices are dependent on a number of factors so please call 0118 9712 769 or email info@outdooracademy.co.uk for a quotation.

Unfortunately, we do not offer Open Duke of Edinburgh’s Award groups.

“The staff actively engaged with pupils to encourage their development and ensure everyone achieved their potential and enjoyed the week”

Robin Askew, Mary Hare School, June 2015