DofE Bronze Walking

Training & Planning (3 days)

All aspects of the DofE Bronze Common Training Framework covered during 3 days of training.

In-School Training (1 day) includes:

  • Kit & Rucksack Packing.

  • Food & Menu Planning.

  • Preparatory map skills.

  • Expedition First Aid.

Residential Training (2 days) includes:

  • Navigation Training Walk (each team accompanied by a qualified Expedition Leader).

  • Countryside Code.

  • Observation & Recording.

  • Expedition First Aid & Emergency Management.

  • Identify & Manage Risks.

  • Team Building.

  • Campcraft & Campsite Management.

  • Cooking & fuel safety.

  • Proficiency Walk (each team remotely supervised by a qualified Expedition Leader).

  • Route Planning Workshop.

  • Includes overnight camp.

  • Review & debrief at end of expedition to highlight successes and adjustments.

Qualifying Expedition (2 days)

  • 2-days, 1-night including overnight camp.

  • Supervised by our team of qualified & friendly Expedition Leaders.

  • Achieve your Aim.

  • Fulfil the DofE 20 Expedition Conditions.

  • Comprehensive review & debrief at end of expedition with your Assessor.

  • Personalised Assessor Reports uploaded to eDofE.

All Packages include:

  • Training, Supervision & Assessment as outlined above.

  • Participants & Parents Information Presentation.

  • Online Factsheets & Training Videos including kit lists, menu ideas and other key information.

  • Campsite fees for all participants & school staff performing pastoral duties included.

  • Inclusive use of our Group Equipment - tents, stoves, maps, map cases and group first-aid kits.

  • Includes all fuel (gas cylinders compatible with our Trangia stoves).

  • Dedicated admin and organisation that is "second-to-none".

  • Participant Joining Instructions prior to each event.

  • Generic & Area-Specific Risk Assessments.

  • Public Liability Insurance (£10million), AALA and AAP Licences.

  • Expedition On-Call Support – dedicated “home contact” support during expeditions.

  • Submission of Assessor Reports direct onto eDofE (using DofE Assessor Report portal).

Canoeing Expeditions

Fancy canoeing instead? We offer Bronze Canoeing Expedition programmes with journeys taking place along the Midlands canal network.

All Canoe Expedition packages include our standard package as above plus all paddle skills training from our qualified Paddlesport Leaders. Packages also include canoes, paddles, buoyancy aids, dry bags, throw lines and all canal licences.