Bronze and Silver Expeditions

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award expedition section is made up of three elements; Training, a practice expedition and an assessed expedition. Copperhouse Adventure Training are able to provide all the components  needed for participants to complete the expedition section.

The Bronze expedition, in addition to the training, requires individuals to partake in a two day adventure with a minimum of one night camping.  They are expected to be able to be self sufficient and carry all they need for the trip. They need to plan for 6 hours of activity each day to be successful.

The Silver follows the same guidelines as the Bronze but this is for three days with two nights camping, is for 7 hours a day in a harder environment requiring more concentration on the navigation.

DofE Bronze and Silver Expedition Training

Expedition TrainingCopperhouse Adventure Training run full training program for bronze and silver participants, giving them the experience and skills required for a successful expedition. the course includes aspects such as:

  • First aid
  • Camp craft
  • Cooking and nutrition
  • Navigation and compass work (class room)
  • Navigation and compass work (Day Walk)

Once training is complete the participants have opportunity to display the newly learned skills on a practice expedition and then the assessed.

For the DofE Silver navigation training we use the National Navigation Award Scheme bronze syllabus which is a nationally recognised qualification. Participants can then be assessed separately for the NNAS to gain the the award if they so wish.

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

As an Approved Activity Provider Copperhouse Adventure Training is able to provide quality training and expedition experience for all levels of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Expedition Training

The Copperhouse Adventure Training team have years of experience working with Duke of Edinburgh's Award expeditions. The training program has been developed to provide participants with the necessary skills needed for a successful expedition. At Silver and Gold levels our navigation training is based on the National Navigation Award syllabus, which then gives participants the opportunity to be assessed gain the NNAS award as well as their DofE award.

Expeditions

Copperhouse Adventure Training can offer participants a quality expedition experience at each level, Bronze, Silver and Gold. We will be liaising with our clients in the coming months and publishing our Expedition dates in the new year. 

Gold Residential Opportunities

Copperhouse Adventure Training will be running gold residential weeks during the year. We are privileged to be located at Fort Luton, which provides a unique experience of camping within the walls of a Victorian Fort.    

Volunteering opportunities

Fort Luton provides the opportunity for regular volunteering projects for those interested in history and restoration.

Registering for your award

If you wish to register for the DofE Award there are a number of schools running the program, as well as some scout and cadet groups. In addition to these units Medway Youth Service run the program at Youth Centres across the Medway Towns on various evenings.

 

 

 

DofE Gold Training

Expedition TrainingDue the nature of the Gold expedition, training is set at a much higher level than the silver and bronze awards. Gold participants will experience harder terrain, longer days, over a longer period. So they need to be prepared. 

Copperhouse Adventure Training run the full training program for gold, giving them the experience and skills required for a successful expedition. the course includes aspects such as:

  • First aid
  • Camp craft
  • Cooking and nutrition
  • Wild camping
  • Weather awareness
  • Navigation and compass work (class room)
  • Navigation and compass work (Weekend)

Once training is complete the participants have opportunity to display the newly learned skills on a practice expedition and then the assessed.

For the DofE Gold navigation training we use the National Navigation Award Scheme silver syllabus which is a nationally recognised qualification. Participants can then be assessed separately for the NNAS to gain the this award if they so wish.