Youth Forum for Guernsey and Alderney 

Youth Commission for Guernsey and Alderney 

... it's the world’s leading achievement award for young people!


DofE is about getting out there, having fun and self-development, so anyone can achieve it.

What is DofE ?

There are four section at Bronze & Silver level and five at Gold.


With assistance from DofE Leader, participants will select and set objectives in each to the following are


  • Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community.

  • Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities.

  • Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal activities.

  • Expedition: planning, training for and completing an unaccompanied adventurous journey in the UK or Abroad.

At Gold Level participants must do an additional residential section, which involves staying and working away from home doing a shared activity.


For more information contact Emily & Claire, or your DofE Leader. 


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Because, from the first day to the last it’s a real adventure.  Every section gives you something different!


You’ll enjoy new experiences, discover talents you never thought you had, challenge yourself and meet loads of people just like you. 


Why do DofE ?

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a voluntary, non-competitive and flexible programme of cultural and adventurous activities for all young people, whatever their background or ability.


The Education Department is the licence holder for The Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Guernsey, and actively encourage young people to take part in DofE.


Responsibility for delivery in Guernsey is carried out by the Youth Commission for Guernsey and Alderney.


Anyone aged 14-24 can do a DofE programme at one of three levels, Bronze, Silver & Gold.

Beyond your academic achievements, universities want to see evidence of so called ‘soft skills’ that you have developed through extra-curricular activities, such as communication, commitment, leadership and team work.


Your DofE Award is a fantastic way to demonstrate and evidence these skills in practice, so make sure you include your DofE Awards in your personal statement.

Then there’s all the other stuff…


  • Achieving an Award will give you skills, confidence and a view on life that everyone is looking for, from employers to colleges and universities. 

  • You're getting recognised for doing things you want to do (and may even be doing already).

  • You’ll make a difference to other people’s lives and your community, be fitter and healthier, make new friends and have memories to last you a lifetime.



Wondering what to do with all the spare time on your hands?  You know the adventure doesn’t have to stop here!

We run accredited Introduction to DofE, Activity First Aid, Assessor and Supervisor Training. Click here to view the 2016 programme ... 


Contact Us  

How to find us  ...

Claire Cathcart 

D of E Award's Manager



M 07839 108106

T 01481 756099



Meet the Team 


Duke of Edinburgh's Award


Youth Commission for Guernsey and Alderney

Les Ozouets Campus

Les Ozouets Road

St Peter Port



Army Cadets

Debbie Doherty      


Blanchelande College    

Caroline Wilkes-Green


Boys Brigade                    

Jonathon Cleal         


College of FE                     

Jo Hardill                  


Elizabeth College             

Paul Davis                


Girl Guiding                      

Mrs Ferbrache        


La Mare De Carteret        

Miss McKeown       


Ladies College                  

Louise Mitchinson 


Le Murier                           

Mr Dovey                 


Les Beaucamps                

Ms Peddleston       


Les Voies School              

Mrs Trenchard       


St Annes                             

Mr Burke                 


St Sampsons                      

Mr Ben Wooldridge


The Grammar School      

Yvonne Burger       

Emily Bookless

DofE Support Officer 



T 01481 756099








We are delighted to announce the launch of our alumni network! 


We hope that our alumni network will help us continue to inspire and motivate today’s young people in the Bailiwick and support the continued development of the Duke of Edinburgh Award within the Islands.


There are lots of reasons to join: click here to find out more ...


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