A leading DofE Expedition & Residential Provider.

As a DofE Approved Activity Provider (AAP), we are experts in providing exceptional Expeditions and Residential programmes.


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Working with Schools, Groups and Individuals to achieve in their DofE. 

The benefits of completing a Duke of Edinburgh’s award expedition are huge. It offers a great opportunity for personal development and growth along with expanding practical skills. 

Our DofE award expedition and residential packages and programmes will suit your needs as an individual, school or group. We only provide programmes which are meticulously planned and delivered with professionalism from start to finish. 


When a young person takes part in a DofE programme they’ll develop the skills and attitudes they need to become more rounded, confident adults. Qualities that colleges, universities and employers are attracted to. So when a young person pursues their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, they’re investing in their future.

You can expect to see a young person develop in the following areas as they work through their DofE programme:

  • Self-belief and self-confidence
  • A sense of identity
  • Initiative and a sense of responsibility
  • A real awareness of their strengths
  • New talents and abilities
  • The ability to plan and use time effectively
  • Learning from and giving to others in the community
  • Forming new friendships
  • Problem solving, presentation and communication skills
  • Leadership and teamworking skills.

What DofE services can we offer you?

Join a DofE expedition as an individual or with your friends.

Let us take the strain of delivering your DofE expedition.

Be part of an exceptional DofE Gold Residential.

We can help with your DofE expedition.

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5 Minute Quicks - What Equipment is Provided?

5 Minute Quicks - What Equipment is Provided?

We recognise the cost of buying equipment when completing your DofE Award. So, when you book a DofE expedition with The Adventure Element, you'll benefit from the use of modern, up to date equipment. This helps to minimise your expenses.

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20 Conditions for DofE Expeditions

20 Conditions for DofE Expeditions

Here is a reminder of the DofE's 20 Conditions for Qualifying Expeditions. In order to complete the DofE section of your award, you and your team must fulfil the following conditions. These are laid out to ensure that each expedition runs to the same standard and to ensure that each participant has a worthwhile experience and challenge.

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