Programs: Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme is a voluntary program of youth personal development for young people aged 14 to 25. Participants may seek either a Bronze, Silver or Gold award. There are four components to the Award: (1) Service; (2) Skills; (3) Physical Recreation; and (4) Adventurous Journey and, to receive the Gold Award, a Residential Project.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme offers young people the opportunity to challenge themselves through a balanced program of leisure activities. Participants are encouraged to strive and achieve through serving others by acquiring new skills and by experiencing adventure. Students have an opportunity to commence this scheme in Year 9 at the Bronze Level.

There are numerous benefits of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The Gold level of the Award has international recognition. Participants can use their awards as a character reference when seeking employment or applying for study courses.

Nagle College provides students with the opportunity to begin the Award at Bronze level in Year 9. It is very popular and it is sometimes necessary to limit numbers. There is an initial joining fee of $100 which covers the insurance and administrative fees of the Bronze, Silver and Gold levels of the Award.