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Duke of Edinburgh Awards at Chislehurst School for Girls

Course description

The Duke of Edinburgh programme is a real adventure from beginning to end, and the best bit is that you get to choose what you do. Your programme can be full of activities and projects that get you excited, and along the way you‟ll pick up experiences, friends and talents that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Course content

It‟s about achieving an Award that will give you leadership skills in a practical environment, it will improve your organisational and planning skills and test your communication skills, your teamwork and your social skills as well as learning or improving your navigation and nutritional skills. It will give you confidence and the view on life that everyone is looking for, from employers to colleges and universities. You will be getting recognition for doing things you want to do (and may even be doing already). You will make a difference to other people‟s lives and your community, be fitter and healthier, make new friends and have memories to last you a lifetime. And above all, it's a great laugh - the question should really be why wouldn't you bother!

Entry requirements

You can do Silver even if you didn‟t do Bronze - just check the website for details.

Future opportunities

Doing your DofE really does give you the skills for life and work. But don't take just our word for it - see what these national newspapers say... The Telegraph - “Admissions tutors and employers will impute energy, self-discipline, commitment and a capacity for teamwork to any candidate who has been involved in the DofE scheme.” The Independent - 10 Tips for university interviews Put all relevant extra-curricular activities on your CV - such as Duke of Edinburgh Award. The universities are looking for a rounded character and will soon be measured on their employment record, i.e. what percentage of their students get a graduate job within six months of completing their university degree. They also know that universities are looking for employability skills, such as the ability to communicate and become involved in teamwork.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chislehurst School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 08 May 2015
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