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Dorset County Council expedition guidance and approval process/forms

Information on our Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) expedition approval process, including guidance documents and approval forms.

We must be notified of all DofE expeditions to ensure that the venture meets with our standards of management, and The Award. We require the management of all DofE ventures to meet the recommendations of the SW Outdoor Education Advisers Panel. Expeditions will not be recognised by The Award and your insurance may be invalidated if not notified and approved.

You must use the forms to submit your expedition proposal at least:

  • four weeks before departure for expeditions in the UK
  • 16 weeks before departure for overseas ventures

Guidance documents

See guidance documents:

Expedition approval forms

School DofE groups

See documents for school groups, including independent schools:

Non-school units

See documents for non-school DofE groups:

Incident-accident report 2016

As a DofE Licensed Organisation we have committed to 'notify ASL or the Charity immediately in the event of any serious incident or accident that leads to or could have led to injury of a participant or Staff'. Clause 3.10. 

The information is used to review practice, inform others (without reference to specific names) and to potentially develop support and/or resources at the appropriate level. See the Incident-accident Report DCC DofE 2016 (word, 159kb) (opens in a new window).

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