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We Are Now a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) Licensed Organisation!

21st March 2022

CASE Training Services is a Directly Licensed Centre of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

CASE Training Services is a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) licensed organisation and can now provide the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme to learners.

Mark Cooke, General Manager of CASE, said: “We are so pleased to be awarded our Certificate to be a licensed Duke of Edinburgh’s Award provider.

“Emma Stothard from DofE paid a visit to CASE HQ to present the team with a certificate and plaque which we can proudly place within the building.

“Well done to the team for all your hard work!”

In addition to awarding CASE with a certificate of license, DofE has very kindly donated £450 towards the funding of equipment, which will include tents, cooking equipment, rucksacks, and sleeping bags. The much-needed equipment will be used during exhibitions later in the year.

What is the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE)?

The DofE is a youth awards programme founded by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in 1956. Schools, training centres, and other institutes within 144 nations across the globe are integrated with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme. 

Mark continues: “We feel incredibly lucky to be one of those institutes recognising the hard work of young people in Hull, where our training centre is located. 

“The DofE programme is suitable for those aged 14-25, and many of CASE’s learners are aged 18-25 – just one of the many reasons why DofE is the perfect project for us to introduce!”. 

DofE licensed organisations promise:

“To maintain its principles and standards and is authorised to grant Awards on behalf of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh”. Our aforementioned plaque reads this exact statement, so we are reminded every day! 

Why should learners take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award?

There are four `objectives` that lead to the achievement of the DofE Award, and an additional one at `gold level`. The core objectives take 1-4 years to complete, and include: 

Volunteering – enables learners to help individuals or community groups, teaching selflessness, kindness, and generosity. 
Physical – allows learners to take part in sport or dancing activities, furthering their individual skills, enhancing teamwork skills, and maintaining a brilliant level of fitness.
Skills – allows learners to develop their practical and social skills, which benefits them out in the world every day, especially once they’re living independently and without a carer. 
Expedition – allows learners to plan for, and take part in, an adventure in the UK. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for some.

To learn more, kindly visit the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award website, www.dofe.org. 

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