Open DofE Bronze Qualifying Expeditions

Open DofE Bronze Qualifying Expeditions (Walking)

2021 Open Bronze Qualifying Expeditions - NEW!!!

We will be running 2 Open Bronze Qualifying Expeditions in April 2021 and have spaces for 3 expedition teams in total (up to 21 participants). These are specifically designed for expedition teams to join, and are for participants who have been unable to complete their expedition due to COVID-19 and the lockdowns in 2020.

Each team must consist of between 4 - 7 participants and all participants in the team will need to be available on either 13-15 April 2021 or 16 - 18 April 2021. There will also be a 1-day Pre-Expedition Planning Day held in March 2021 - date and location will be advised nearer the time.

Price: £150.00 per person including VAT.

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What's included?

  • Pre-Expedition Training and Planning Day held approximately a month before the expedition.*

  • 3-days, 2-nights: Navigation Training Day with overnight camp followed by Qualifying Expedition.

  • Supervision and assessment by our team of qualified Expedition Leaders & Assessors.

  • Pastoral supervision on camp.

  • Camp site fees

  • Tents, stoves, fuel, group first aid kit and route maps provided for each individual participant.

  • Public Liability Insurance of £10million, AALA Licence and DofE AAP Licence.

*NOTE: If it is not practical to deliver a face-to-face Training & Planning Day, we will provide online support to all participants to enable them to prepare for the Open Expedition. All participants MUST watch the Training Videos on our Factsheets & Videos page to support their preparation, especially our videos on appropriate clothing, packing a rucksack and menu ideas.

Dates & Locations

  • March 2021 (date to be confirmed): Pre-Expedition Training & Planning Day

  • Expedition A: Tues 13th - Thurs 15th April 2021: Derbyshire Peak District (14 spaces) OR

  • Expedition B: Fri 16th - Sun 18th April 2021: Derbyshire Peak District (7 spaces)

COVID-19 Procedures

  • A COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire will be sent to all attendees (participants and leaders) prior to attending. Please complete this form within 48 hours of the expedition and handed in on arrival.

  • Restricting the numbers on each expedition to comply with current Government social distancing rules. We have 2 separate routes and campsite locations that we will be using, with a maximum of 14 participants (2 teams) on each route.

  • All participants must bring their own hand sanitiser and face coverings. There will also be a supply of these available on the expedition.

  • Participants will be issued with their own tent, stove, fuel and group first aid kit for the duration of the expedition. Participants will not share group equipment or food.

  • Campsites will be disinfecting and cleaning communal areas (toilets and washing-up areas) regularly and all users must follow the campsite rules.

  • Participants should travel to/from the expedition areas within their household or social bubble. If using public transport, participants must comply with Government rules and wear face masks.

Please click here for our factsheet on COVID-19 procedures.

DofE Expedition Information

All our DofE training is based on the DofE's Common Training Framework at each level.

All our expeditions are subject to the DofE's 20 Expedition Conditions.

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