The Silver Duke of Edinburgh's Award is usually undertaken by students who have taken their bronze award and have a general experience of campcraft, navigation and cooking. The expedition sections involves longer time spent in the wilderness therefore necessitating more skills and knowledge. First aid knowledge would be an advantage at this level.
We offer bespoke programmes to suit your needs and will endeavour to meet your needs but as an example this is a sample programme for your bronze expedition section.
Two Days Intensive Training
This will be based in a bunkhouse or YHA and will include all aspects of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Three Day/Two Night Practice Expedition
This will include two nights camping. You will be given additional training until our leaders are happy and confident that you can be let off on your own. After this you will be remotely supervised by our experienced and qualified Duke of Edinburgh staff teams. You will be met at your camp by our leaders who will supervise campcraft and cooking and will offer debriefs.
Three Day/Two Night Qualifying Expedition
This will be remotely supervised by our qualified Duke of Edinburgh assessors.
Your silver expedition can be undertaken on foot or in an Open canoe or Kayak. Additional training may be required for water based expeditions.
From £280 per person based on a walking expedition (additional costs will be incurred for water based expeditions). This is based on a group of 8 (discounts available for larger groups).
We don't include campsite fees or food costs in our pricing as we believe that each group should be allowed to budget for themselves and organise their own campsites. We will be available at route planning stage to offer advice on suitable campsites and during training will offer advice on food choices.
All groups at this level need to be fully versed in first aid techniques and as an addition to the normal package we offer a day of first aid aimed at Duke of Edinburgh groups. They leave the course with an HSE recognised EFAW qualification which is valid for 3 years and will mean that if they come into any difficulties whilst on expedition they will have the skills to help themselves.
Price: £225 for a group of up to 12. There will be an additional £8.50 cost per student for certificate and work book.