Duke Of Edinburgh Award Scheme

About the Scheme

Recognising Adolescents & Young Adults

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (commonly abbreviated to DofE), is the generic name for a youth awards programme founded in the United Kingdom in 1956 that has since expanded to 140 other countries.

The awards recognise adolescents and young adults for completing a series of self-improvement exercises. The Lord-Lieutenant, or if she is unavailable, a Deputy Lieutenant, may be invited to present the awards to those who have achieved them within Kent.

For more information on the awards visit the D of E website or contact Mr Norry Barber, County Co-ordinator at the Kent County Office on norry.barber@kent.gov.uk