Bronze DofE Expedition

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DUKE of EDINGURGH
BRONZE EXPEDITION

3 DAYS

TRAINING & PRACTICE

2 DAYS

QUALIFYING

13+

FOR AGES

LOCATION

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FROM £199pp + VAT

WITH A SAM SYKES CONTRACT – BASED ON TEAMS OF 7

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“Approachable, always available on the end of the phone, you have obviously had lots and lots of experience of doing DofE… I would definitely recommend you.”

Michelle Whitehead – Beech House School

With expeditions throughout the UK, our Bronze DofE Expedition package is perfect for those looking to find out what DofE is all about.

Sam Sykes Ltd. provide a programme of training, practice expeditions and qualifying expeditions for Bronze level. We also provide approved assessors for groups.

Training includes:

  • Developing peoples’ navigation skills
  • Introducing them to camp craft and cooking skills
  • Tent pitching
  • Planning practice expedition
  • Basic first aid
  • Learn emergency procedures
  • Expedition equipment
  • Risk assessing
  • Practice

The practice expedition looks at achieving further development of skills learnt in training.
They will be supervised during practice, with parts being unsupervised but assistance at hand.

Qualify

The qualifying expedition allows the group to commit to showing the skills learnt. This includes apply them appropriately in the environment. They will be undertaking the expedition unsupervised, although assistance is nearby if required.

FULL DETAILS OF OUR BRONZE PACKAGE ARE CONTAINED BELOW

TRAINING & PRACTICE: 3 DAYS

DAY 1 • TRAINING:
  • Put up tents
  • Cover basic map skills
  • Afternoon walk
  • Stove demo
  • Qualifying route cards
DAY 2 • PRACTICE:
  • Bag packing
  • Depart with full kit
  • Day walk
  • Further navigation skills
  • Discuss Countryside Code
  • First aid skills

Day 3: completion of practice expedition:

  • Depart with full kit
  • Day walk
  • Remote supervision and check pointing
  • Debrief by group leader

QUALIFYING EXPEDITION: 2 DAYS

DAY 1:
  • Meet group
  • Check kit and bag pack
  • Agree daily check points and assessor meet locations
  • Group complete planned route
  • Cooking and evening supervision by our staff
DAY 2:
  • Agree day check points and assessor meet locations
  • Group down camp
  • Group complete planned route
  • Assessor debrief and group presentation

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Open Bronze DofE Expeditions For Individuals

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We run Open Bronze Expedition packages that will help you complete the Bronze DofE expedition section of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

We run full open programs including

  • Training
  • Practice expedition
  • Qualifying expedition.

I’ve already done my expedition training but need to complete a practice or qualifying expedition

You can elect to do only the training or the training and practice.

You could take part in one of our open award expeditions. Due to Injury, illness, family pressures etc. we understand people drop out of their original expedition teams.

If you trained and need to join with others to complete an expedition then please contact us below.

Book your individual place in an Open Programme

Upcoming dates for this course have not yet been released, contact the office to be put on our priority list.


Book your group on a Managed Package


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Bronze DofE Expedition
20 conditions of the DofE Expedition

20 conditions of the DofE Expedition

This is a handy summary for everyone about to do their DofE qualifying expedition. Please talk to your DofE Leader or Expedition Supervisor if you have any questions or need further advice.

Motivation

Motivation

What our customers believe motivates the Sam Sykes team.

Download our 2016 catalogue

Download our 2016 catalogue

Download our brochure. There are three awards: BRONZE, SILVER and GOLD. At Sam Sykes Ltd each participant from the outset is encouraged to achieve their Gold.

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