Friends of the Award

Supporting Young People to Achieve

We’re excited to announce our second FREE mini-conference for volunteers involved in DofE in Edinburgh.

  • Saturday 1 December, 10:00-16:00
  • The Risk Factory, 20 New Mart Road, Edinburgh EH14 1RL

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There will be a range of workshops organised by staff and volunteers which aim to share good practice and new ideas, many but not all of them will be expedition related. Scroll down for details of the topics on offer.

There will be regular tea, coffee and biscuits, a free sandwich lunch, and plenty of time to network with other leaders.

Workshop topics

First session:

  • DofE Programme Changes (Bronze Expeditions and Assessor Accreditation)
  • Emergency procedures, first-aid and incident management on expedition for leaders and adult helpers
  • Participant-focused expedition planning: granting ownership and independence

Second session:

  • How to get the most out of eDofE
  • Teaching Navigation: a simpler and more inclusive approach
  • New Excursions Policy: EX forms, KIC forms and other minor changes

Third session:

  • Assessors Meeting: issues on expeditions, dealing with problems, good practice, tips, tricks and toolkits
  • Digital Mapping – how to make use of mapping technology
  • How to get involved: roles available for new DofE volunteers, and training opportunities

Venue details

The Risk Factory, located in Slateford, is easy to access by bike, bus, train or car from most areas of the city. There is plenty of parking.

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