Be part of an exceptional DofE Open Bronze, Silver or Gold Expedition

Join a group of like-minded individuals to complete your Practice or Qualifying DofE expedition.

"I could not have asked for a better company. So much support and guidance was provided. The instructors had so much knowledge, making the expedition so interesting".

Hannah Winpenny - DofE Gold Open Expedition Participant

Open DofE Expedition programmes include:

  • Training / Refresher
  • Practice Expedition
  • Qualifying Expedition 

All DofE participants need to complete a period of training followed by a Practice and then a Qualifying Expedition. You can choose to take part in one of these elements with us, or both, the choice is yours. Many participants choose to join us for their full expedition experience and along the way gain a group of long lasting friends who've shared in the experience with them.

Our comprehensive expedition programmes are ideal for making the expedition process challenging and as enjoyable as possible. Friendly and expertly trained instructors are always available to help and guide you through the process.


Incredible Locations

Our Open DofE expeditions are delivered in some of the best locations in the UK. Chosen for their suitability to fulfil the requirements of the award as well as ease of access by car and public transport.

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Before you even book your place, we are here to help and answer any questions. Just drop an email to the office, or give us a call, we are here to help you.

Joining an Open Expedition programme may mean coming away on your own and this can be a scary prospect. This is why we want to make the process as enjoyable and as easy as possible. As soon as your place is booked you'll receive an email with all of your joining instructions along with a helpful booklet - 'DofE Guidance for Participants, Parents and Guardians'.

Group of girls sitting by their stoves cooking dunner on a DofE expedition.
Team smiling and looking happy holding company flag after completing their DofE expedition.
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We're good to go! Delivering DofE Expeditions which are COVID-Secure.

We're good to go! Delivering DofE Expeditions which are COVID-Secure.

As an outdoor education and expedition provider who places safety, health and wellbeing at the heart of everything we do, we have made significant adjustments to our operations to help prevent the spread of coronavirus and protect public health, both in the local area and for customers travelling from other areas. This has been done in compliance with legislation and government guidance.

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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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