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5 DAYS
5 DAYS
16+
FROM £446 or $592pp

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AKS School DofE

“At gold level I feel the students have gained many generic skills that should foster an appreciation of the outdoor environment and a desire to undertake many more expeditions in the future.”

Nick O’Loughlin – Arnold School

With nationwide expeditions and a range of exciting activities, our Gold package is the ultimate DofE adventure.

FULL DETAILS OF OUR GOLD PACKAGE ARE CONTAINED BELOW

TRAINING & PRACTICE: 5 DAYS

DAY 1 • TRAINING:
  • Put up tents
  • Cover basic map skills
  • Afternoon walk
  • Stove demo
  • Assessment route cards
DAY 2 • TRAINING:
  • Breakfast, then depart with day sack
  • Day walk
  • Build on group skills and navigate more difficult terrain
  • First aid skills
  • Discuss Countryside Code
DAY 3+4+5 • PRACTICE:
  • Depart with full kit
  • Day walk
  • Remote supervision and check pointing
  • Wild camp on second night
  • Debrief by group leader

QUALIFYING: 5 DAYS

DAY 1 • ACCLIMATISATION DAY:
  • Meet group
  • Check kit and bag pack
  • Agree assessment route check points and assessor meet locations
  • Check weather forecasts and access updates
  • Cooking and evening supervision by our staff
DAY 2+3+4 • QUALIFYING:
  • Agree daily check points and assessor meet locations
  • Group down camp
  • Group complete planned route
  • Cooking and evening supervision by our staff
DAY 5 • QUALIFYING:
  • Agree day check points and assessor meet locations
  • Group down camp
  • Group complete planned route
  • Assessor debrief and group presentation

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