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DOFE EXPEDITIONS

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award and Mendip is proud to have been an approved partner since the scheme's inception. 

Achieving a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is an adventure from beginning to end and the Expedition is often the most memorable and rewarding part.

 

Mendip’s tried and tested Expedition training framework is delivered in a fun, engaging and hands-on way by our enthusiastic, experienced team who will continue the practical training on the ground, guide teams through their practice expeditions and supervise and assess their qualifying expedition.

 

Mendip can supply expedition kit and transport for your teams. Our support team can take care of all the logistics, paperwork and DofE administration.

 

The DofE ‘Exped’ is an unforgettable, life-changing challenge that we are proud to be a part of.

 
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ONLINE LEARNING

We have designed and developed an online expedition learning platform. This can be used to replace the first day of skills training designed to be fun, engaging and informative. Students can complete it on desktop or mobile devices, in their own time to ensure they are well prepared by the time their practical training and expeditions come around.

Bite-sized learning with activities, quizzes, videos, images and original content will keep them engaged throughout.

BRONZE AWARD

DAY 1: SKILLS TRAINING 

A fun, and intensive training day covering the DofE expedition Training Framework.

DAY 2: PRACTICAL TRAINING 

The perfect opportunity to practice all the skills learnt during the first training day. Includes First Aid and Emergency Procedure training.

 

DAY 3 & 4: PRACTICE EXPEDITION 

Training expedition in the Mendip Hills AONB - fully supported by our experienced instructors.

DAY 5 & 6: QUALIFYING EXPEDITION 

Qualifying assessment expedition in the Wye Valley or Quantocks remotely monitored by our instructors and assessed by DofE Accredited Assessors.

 
 

SILVER AWARD

DAY 1: SKILLS TRAINING 

A fun, and intensive training day covering the DofE expedition Training Framework.

DAY 2: PRACTICAL TRAINING 

The perfect opportunity to practice all the skills learnt during the first training day. Includes First Aid and Emergency Procedure training.

 

DAY 3, 4 AND 5: PRACTICE EXPEDITION 

Training expedition in Exmoor National Park - fully supported by our experienced instructors.

DAY 6, 7 AND 8: QUALIFYING EXPEDITION 

Qualifying assessment expedition in Dartmoor National Park - remotely monitored by our instructors and assessed by DofE Accredited Assessors.

GOLD AWARD

DAY 1: SKILLS TRAINING 

A fun, and intensive training day covering the DofE expedition Training Framework.

 

DAY 2, 3, 4 AND 5: PRACTICE EXPEDITION 

The perfect opportunity to practice all the skills learnt during the first training day. Includes First Aid and Emergency Procedure training.

DAY 6: TRAVELLING 

Travel to expedition area, meet assessor, acclimatise and final pack of kit.

 

DAY 7, 8, 9 AND 10: QUALIFYING EXPEDITION Qualifying assessment expedition in Brecon Beacons or other National Park - remotely monitored by our instructors and assessed by DofE Accredited Assessors.

 
 
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WHY MENDIP?

Mendip Outdoor Pursuits have been training, supervising and assessing DofE participants for over 25 years.

Mendip Outdoor Pursuits can provide bespoke expedition training, equipment, transport, supervision and assessment for single or multiple groups.

 

Whatever your DofE needs, our friendly team can help. Mendip has been a DofE Approved Activity Provider since the scheme's inception and we are proud to have supported thousands of teams through their expeditions.

 

Our rates are simple and competitive with our established packages just £32 per person, per day for all awards. We challenge you to find a better value package.

SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT 

Our dedicated DofE team know how to deliver a safe, challenging and fun expedition with the minimum of disruption.

 

DofE APPROVED ACTIVITY PROVIDER 

Mendip was one of the first providers to be approved by DofE when the scheme was introduced.

 

INSTRUCTORS / ASSESSORS 

Our instructors are the best in the industry. They hold relevant walking leader qualifications and are all DBS checked, first aid trained, experienced and enthusiastic. 

 

AALA LICENSED AND INSPECTED 

We are licensed, inspected and approved by the Adventure Authority Licensing Association.

INSURED 

Mendip’s £5 Million specialist public liability insurance is underwritten by the Activities Industry Mutual.

 

ADVENTUREMARK 

The Adventuremark recognises operators that meet standards of good practice in the adventure activity industry.

 

TRANSPORT 

Our modern fleet of minibuses are all PCV registered available to hire if required.

 

PHAROS MEMBER 

24/7 real-time support to manage serious issues and critical incidents. We’ve never used them, but they are always on standby!

 

BRONZE AWARD

Comprehensive six day package with two overnight camps

Presentation and evening drop in clinics at your school

Training framework, supervised training expedition and assessed expedition

Full administration support including all DofE forms completed

Website support documents, kit lists, route cards, maps, training support

Camping fees and overnight expedition

support from experienced instructors

DofE Accredited assessors, Assessor Reports and Assessment of Aim Presentations

Submission of group reports on completion via eDofE

24/7 emergency support

Minimum Age 14

Minimum two teams (14 people)

Training venue: Mendip Hills AONB

Expedition: Wye Valley or Quantock Hills AONB

£32

PER PERSON

PER DAY + VAT

SILVER AWARD

Comprehensive eight-day package with four overnight camps

Presentation and evening drop-in clinics at your school

Training framework supervised training expedition and assessed expedition

Full administration support including all DofE forms completed

Website support documents, kit lists, route cards, maps, training support

Camping fees and overnight expedition support from experienced instructors

DofE Accredited assessors, Assessor Reports and Assessment of Aim Presentations

Submission of group reports on completion via eDofE

24/7 emergency support​

Minimum Age 15

Minimum two teams (14 people)

Training venue: Exmoor 

Expedition venue Dartmoor National Park

£32

PER PERSON

PER DAY + VAT

GOLD AWARD

Comprehensive ten-day package with seven overnight camps

Presentation and evening drop-in clinics at your school

Training framework supervised training expedition and assessed expedition

Full administration support including all DofE forms completed

Website support documents, kit lists, route cards, maps, training support

Overnight expedition support from experienced instructors

DofE Accredited assessors, Assessor Reports and Assessment of Aim Presentations

Submission of group reports on completion via eDofE

24/7 emergency support

Minimum Age 16

Minimum two teams (14 people)

Price based on training in Exmoor National Park - Price based on expedition in South Wales

£32

PER PERSON

PER DAY + VAT

Bespoke packages available - Email us at dofe@mendip.me 

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