About the programme

About programme

How does DofE work

The programme is for everyone between the ages of 14 and 24.

It consists of participating in activities from three areas, one hour per week each. The areas of DofE are Physical Recreation, developing a Skill and Voluntary Service. With each area, you set a certain goal to motivate you and help you move forward. At the end, you will participate in a team Adventurous Journey in nature. You track your progress in an on-line app, and whenever you need help, you have a Leader that will gladly help you.

DofE Programme

Why should you do it?

  • you will improve in the activities that you enjoy
  • you will receive an internationally recognized certificate
  • you will spend time help others
  • you will get experience that will help you in the future
  • you can receive financial support from the DofE Fund for your DofE activities

Contents of the programme

How long it will take to complete the programme depends on which level you participate in. You can choose Bronze, Silver and Gold. If you’re attempting the Gold level, in addition to the 4 basic sections, you can expect a Residential Project, either in the Czech Republic or abroad.

Skill
Physical Recreation
Volunteering
Adventurous Journey
Residential Project
Bronze Level
3 months + 3 months

You participate in the activities for a minimum of 3 months. Then you choose one to pursue for 3 more months.

2 days (1 night)

You will complete a team Adventurous Journey in nature.

Gold Level Only
Stříbrná úroveň
6 months + 6 months

You participate in the activities for a minimum of 6 months. If you’re not a Bronze Award holder, you choose one to pursue for 6 more months.

3 days (2 nights)

You will complete a team Adventurous Journey in nature.

Gold Level Only
Gold Level
12 months + 6 months

You participate in the activities for a minimum of 12 months. If you’re not a Silver Award holder, you choose one to pursue for 6 more months.

4 days (3 nights)

You will complete a team Adventurous Journey in nature.

5 days (4 nights)

You can complete a Residential Project in the Czech Republic and abroad.

Volunteering

While volunteering, you can work on yourself, but also help others. You will need to develop your tolerance, responsibility, and patience. Volunteering is not only tutoring your classmates, but also cleaning the forest, working with children, helping in a food bank and much more. You can ask your Leader about other volunteering options.

Where can you volunteer
Volunteering

Physical Recreation

Doing a Physical Recreation activity will help you improve your performance and your health. Maybe you can work on your teamwork during volleyball, or meet new people during skating. You don’t have to be the best and win medals left and right, but you should want to push yourself a little further. You can also learn to live a healthier life.

Where can you do a Physical Recreation
Physical Recreation

Skill

There are a lot of options to choose from in this area. From playing a music instrument or studying foreign languages to cooking or programming. You will set achievable goals, thus improve yourself, work on your talent, or acquire completely new skills. An important thing is that you will enjoy it.

Where can you improve a Skill
Skill

Adventurous Journey

The Adventurous Journey is a challenge for you to overcome the fear of the unknown, as well as an opportunity to get out of the town for a few days with your friends, discover interesting places in the Czech Republic or abroad. The Adventurous Journey always has its purpose, for example mapping out the forgotten places, collecting plants (for your herbarium), or going down the river..

Where can you go on an Adventurous Journey
Adventurous Journey

Residential Project

It awaits you if you decide to meet the gold level of DofE. You will meet new people and use the knowledge and skills you have acquired during other areas of DofE. You will go to a place you do not know and you will devote yourself to something interesting and meaningful. You can go to a camp, study stay or take part in a volunteer project.

Where a Residential Project can be completed
Residential Project
History of DofE

History

The programme was founded in the year 1956 by prince Philip, the husband of the Queen Elizabeth II., and is active today in 130 countries around the world.

How did it begin?
Alumni

Alumni

DofE already has several thousand successful graduates in the Czech Republic. Get inspired by their stories and become one of them.

Meet the Alumni
Patrons

Patrons

DofE is supported by well-known Czech personalities that care about the development of young people. You can meet them at the ceremonies.

More information
Team DofE Czech Republic

Team DofE Czech Republic

Many great people are behind DofE. Get to know our team and find out how our organisation works.

Get to know our team