The DofE is a personal achievement award for young people up to the age of 25. Students can take the DofE up to the prestigious Gold Award.

You have five sections to undertake, Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition and Residential. You choose the activity to do in each section and you need to spend an average of an hour a week on the volunteering, physical and skills section for up to 12 months (18 months if you have not got a Silver Award)

Students are expected to join the Blackburn with Darwen Open Award delivered on the second and fourth Monday every month 6.00pm – 9.00pm at the Kaleidoscope Youth Club (otherwise know as Longshaw Community Centre) Manxman Road, Blackburn, BB2 3ER.