Duke of Edinburgh Award

Students engage in completing their skill, physical, volunteering and expedition sections of this course, through PE lessons and in their own time.


All students work on developing their leadership skills through a variety of sporting qualifications within their PE lesson. They are then facilitated in putting these skills into practice by leading peers, younger students and local primary school pupils. The planning, delivery and evaluation of such sessions will take place over a six month period.


Students complete 3 months of volunteering either in their school or local community. They can volunteer in a variety of activities as long as they are having a positive impact on their chosen community.


Students attend a one hour physical session each week for 3 months. Lots of students access the range of school sports clubs offered, others choose to complete this exercise programme outside of school with family and/or friends.


Students complete a practice and a final expedition where they navigate themselves and walk for two days, camping overnight, demonstrating their physical ability and leadership skills. Students prepare for these expeditions in PE lessons where they learn navigational skills such as using a compass and map reading, pitching a tent, cooking on a trangia stove and preparing for a range of eventualities. This part of the DofE course really highlights the resilience, empathy, cooperation and support our students show each other.

Qualifications, Sub-skills and Activities

  • Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award Certificate
  • ECB Cricket Young Leaders Award
  • The Badminton England Young Leader Award (YLA)
  • Junior Umpire Award (JUA) – Table Tennis England
  • SLUK Young Leader Award
  • St John’s Ambulance Duke of Edinburgh Expedition First Aid
  • VInspired Certificate


Quality Marks, Awards & Affiliations

We strive for excellence and are very proud of our achievements and affiliations.

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Greater Manchester Education Trust logo Chartered College of Teaching Institutional Member 2023/24 badge Cyber Essentials Certified logo
FFT National Attendance Award 2023/24 logo One Education Reading Award Gold logo Confederation of School Trusts logo Educate Awards Winner 2019 logo SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards 2018 logo SSAT Effective Learning Behaviour logo SSAT Climate for Learning logo Manchester United Foundation logo The Duke of Edinburgh logo The Cultural Diversity Standards logo The Schools Co-operative Society logo School Achievement Award logo Sport England logo Leading Edge Partnership Programme logo The Quality in Careers Standard logo Healthy Schools Manchester logo Basic Skills Quality Mark logo Whalley Range Sixth Form logo