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Silver Award

This award is designed for Year 10 and takes a minimum of 12 months to complete; only 6 months if a previous level has already been achieved.

Your DofE leader for Silver is: Miss Johnson

For more information or to contact Miss Johnson email:

To take part in DofE please read the DofE Guide for Parents and Carers, print the registration form, complete it and return it to your DofE leader.

  • DofE Silver and Bronze Award - General Guide for Parents and Carers click here
  • Dof E Guide for Warlingham School Parents and Carers click here
  • DofE Registration Form click here
  • DofE Silver letter click here


DofE is an online system that means you can record your DofE programme and activities, and prove what you've done in loads of different ways, click the link below to start:

eDofE Login

Award Information

  • The next step up from Bronze... you need to be at least 15 to start doing your Silver DofE programme.  If you've achieved your Bronze Award, your Leader may allow you to start your Silver a month or two before your 15th birthday.
  • A Silver DofE programme has 4 sections, Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition.  You need to do at least 6 months Volunteering and a minimum of 6 months on either Physical or Skills and 3 months on the other . It’s up to you which one you do for longer.
  • The Expedition section involves planning, training for and completing a 3 day (2 night) expedition.
  • If you start your Silver without doing Bronze first you’ll have to do an extra 6 months volunteering or doing whichever of the Physical or Skills sections you have spent more time on.  Though you can change your mind later, you should decide which section you want to do for longer at the beginning.  Knowing how long you’re going to do it for will help you to choose your activity and set your goals for each section.
  • It will take you at least 6 months for Silver if you've already achieved your Bronze, or 12 months if you've jumped straight into Silver.


Volunteering Physical Skills Expedition
6 months 6 months 3 months Plan, train for and undertake a 3 day, 2 night expedition

Physical and Skill: One section for 6 months and the other section for 3 months.
Direct entrants must undertake a further 6 months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections.
Click here for timescales at a glance. 

Trip Information

This section of the DofE silver page has all the training, trip dates and information. It also has downloads for additional booklet pages, training schedules and any information given by your silver leaders.

Dates for Silver trips

Trip Date  Location 
Silver Practice Expedition 16th - 19th May 2024 Gower, Wales 
Silver Final Assessed Expedition 6th - 9th June 2024  Peak District


Students taking part in this current years award should keep a close eye on this page, It will be updated with the latest information regarding your trips and meetings.

Click here for more downloads on the DofE download page.