Open Expeditions

Open DofE Expeditions enable independent participants, those who missed their own group's expedition or those unable to form a viable team, to complete their Practice and/or Qualifying Expedition.

They include a familiarisation and planning period followed by a remotely supervised and assessed expedition. All required training and practice expeditions must be undertaken before a participant can take part in an Open Qualifying Expedition. If booking onto our Qualifying Expedition only, you will need to provide evidence that you have completed all your Training and Practice Expedition.

Open Expeditions are available to individual participants or small teams.

How to Book

Once you have applied, you will receive a confirmation email with a copy of your form. This will include details of how to pay your deposit including our bank account details. Please note that a deposit is required within 7 days of booking in order to secure your place.

Once we have received your deposit, we will send you our comprehensive Information Booklet. This includes more details regarding the programme you have signed up to along with kit lists, menu ideas and other useful information. Participant Joining Instructions with details of dates, times and locations will be sent to you 3-4 weeks prior to each activity.

Please be aware that all Open Expeditions are subject to a minimum number of 6 participants to make them safe and viable to run. We make every effort to ensure there are enough numbers to form a team, but in the event that this is not possible, we will refund all monies paid if we are unable to run the expedition.