The three DofE awards on offer are Gold, Silver and Bronze
Here at Sam Sykes™ we encourage everyone to go for gold from the outset. Whatever level you achieve, by taking part in such an amazing endeavour you will give yourself the best chance to achieve something that truly makes you stand out.
DofE expedition management is our bread and butter, is in our DNA, it’s what we do
Why Choose Sam Sykes?
Challenge without compromise – bespoke global DofE expedition expertise
The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme changes the lives of young people with its unique mix of personal development, challenge and achievement.
To ensure this amazing opportunity is available to as many people as possible, Sam Sykes™ Ltd delivers professionally led DofE award expeditions across the UK and overseas. With over 30 years’ experience in organising and leading expeditions at all levels, we combine practical experience and legislative knowledge with a real thirst for adventure.
IS DofE SAFE?
EXPEDITION SAFETY SPECIALISTS FOR DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARDS AT ALL LEVELS.
Safety is at the very core of the Sam Sykes™ ethos – a commitment to ensuring the welfare of all expedition members underpins everything the company does. Safety procedures are rigidly adhered to, and the fully trained Sam Sykes™ team is at the very forefront of health and safety practices.
Sam Sykes’™ experience in delivering bespoke Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions has enabled the company to become an Approved Activity Provider for the expedition section of the Award, as well as offer professional advice on all aspects of the scheme.
The Adventure Activities Licensing Authority is the government body and part of the HSE that assesses, regulates and monitors outdoor activity provision and ensures the safety of all participants. Sam Sykes™ is proud to be AALA licensed and to uphold the high standards of safety that this licence represents.
Sam Sykes™ is fully insured for outdoor activities and holds public liability as well as employee liability insurance with BAHIS. Personal accident insurance cover is available through the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.
All staff are fully qualified in delivering expeditions and hold a range of qualifications awarded by national governing bodies in the field of outdoor activities, with first aid a particular area of focus.