The Duke of Edinburgh Award

Develops Skills and Confidence

The Eyot Centre facilitates the Duke of Edinburgh Award at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. Please email for more information.

Developing skills and confidence invaluable to you in life after school, it gives you the chance to make a difference to other people’s lives and recognition for undertaking activities you enjoy. You will be fitter and healthier, make new friends and have memories to last you a lifetime.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) is available to all between year 9 at school and 24 years old. It is purely voluntary and additional to everything you do at school.

Emphasis is placed on personal target setting, self-reliance and an individual programme of activities.

The cost of taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award through The Eyot Centre varies by level of award.

Bronze Award £155
Silver Award £290

If you have not completed the Bronze Award and are in year 10 you can still complete your Silver Award as a direct entry participant. This costs £310
Please contact us for Gold Award details.

Fees cover Eyot Centre membership, (membership for the Duke of Edinburgh Section only for walking expeditions and full Youth Membership to all sections for Canoe expeditions), DofE registration, Insurance, use of specialist equipment, all expedition training, camp site fees, Approved Expedition Assessor fees, experienced and qualified expedition supervisor fees and expenses, and support with completion of the other sections of the award.

New Applicants click here to apply

For the Bronze Award session plan details click here

For The Silver Award session plan details click here

About The Award

The DofE Award Scheme offers wonderful opportunities for young people to take an active part in their personal development. They will:

• Have a great time and meet new people
 Improve their personal and social development
 Experience a range of exciting, challenging situations and new activities
 Develop new skills and discover new interests
 Become independent and build their self-confidence
 Develop a love for and confidence in the outdoors

The DofE has three levels. The Eyot centre offers all three levels.


plus 3 months in a section of your choice

The Bronze Award is for young people in year 9 and above at school and takes at least six months to complete. You will do 3 months of each Skills, Physical and Volunteering, then an additional 3 months in one of those.  


plus 3 months in Skills or Physical

The Silver Award is for young people in year 10 and above at school. If you have done Bronze, The Silver Award takes at least six months to finish. You can start at Silver, then it will take at least 12 months. You will do the same four sections to finish Silver, this includes 6 months of Volunteering, then 6 months of either Skills or Physical, and 3 months of the other.


plus 6 months in Skills or Physical

The Gold Award is for young people 16 years+. If you have done silver, the Gold Award takes at least 12 months to finish. You can start at Gold, then it will take at least 18 months. You will do the same four sections, and to get your Gold you will also do an extra Residential section. You will do 12 months of Volunteering, then 12 months of either Skills or Physical and 6 months of the other.

How to join!

The Eyot Centre is home to 3 ’sections’ – Henley Canoe Club, Henley Dragons and Duke of Edinburgh.

Depending on your interests, you can join one of the sections, or you can choose to become a full member of the centre. This allows you to participate across all sessions, gives you access to our gym and permission to launch your own craft from the centre.

Our membership year runs from 1 April – 31 March. We offer a pro-rata rate for new members joining half way through the year.

Full Membership

£200 per year

Section Membership

£120 per year

This allows you to go out on 2 organised sessions per week with your section (Canoe or Dragons)

Youth Membership

£95 per year

If you are under 25 you can pay this rate to join as a full member

DofE Membership

£155 (Bronze)

£290 (Silver)

Gold – please apply to the centre

Duke of Edinburgh News and Events

Bronze Dates Announced!

Eyot Centre Based Groups Wednesday, 27th Sept Launch of Bronze Award 7.00pm Wednesday, 11th Oct. Sign-up Deadline Wednesday, 18th Oct Session 1 7.00pm – 9.00pm

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