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Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Mendip Outdoor Pursuits have been successfully guiding participants through the Expedition section of their DofE for over 25 years.

Our expedition leaders have years of experience working with Duke of Edinburgh's Award groups. Mendip can provide training, supervision and assessment for single or multiple groups, with everything tailored to you! We are proud of our reputation and have been working with the same schools for over 25 years.

We keep our pricing as simple and competitive as possible but flexible enough to allow schools to tailor their requirements. Our comprehensive packages work out at just £29 + VAT per person, per day for all awards and we have a maximum of two groups working with each of our experienced instructors. We challenge you to find a more competitive package.

If required, an equipment package can be added to the price which includes the provision of tents, stoves and fuel, rucksacks, roll mats and compasses for all. The additional price for this is a one off per person price of £15 for Bronze, £20 for Silver, £25 for Gold and this covers all the days it is required for each award section.

So what's included in our packages:

- A pre sign-up expedition presentation at your school
- Comprehensive training days covering all award topics
- Supervised expedition training and assessment expeditions
- Evening drop in sessions at school
- Full administration support including all DofE forms completed
- Website support documents, kit lists, route cards, maps
- Camping fees (bronze and silver)
- Overnight support from instructors whilst on expeditions
- DofE Accredited assessors
- Option to have groups 'Aims' presentation assessed

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Accreditations and Safety:

- Qualified and experienced instructors
- First aid qualified and CRB checked
- Adventure Activities Licensing Service (AALS) Licensed
- AAIAC Adventure Mark Licensed
- Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Badge
- Fully risk assessed activities
- £5million Third Party Liability Insurance

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    BRONZE AWARD

    Our six day Bronze Award package includes theory training, a training hike, a two day training expedition and a two day qualifying assessment expedition.

    Also included:

    Presentation evening for participants and parents

    Pre-training expedition drop in clinic - a chance to see your instructor and check route cards etc

    Pre-assessment expedition evening drop in clinic - final preparations before the assessment

    Minimum requirements:

    Age: 14 plus
    Teams of seven
    Minimum of two teams

    £174 per participant
    Equivalent of £29 per day.

    Prices exclude VAT

    Day One: Classroom based training day

    - Bag packing
    - Tents & erection
    - Stove use & cooking
    - Map & compass skills
    - Route card planning
    - Menu planning
    - Setting aims
    - countryside and highway code

    Day Two: Training walk

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

    Days Three and Four: Training Expedition

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

    Days Five and Six: Assessment Expedition

    Qualifying assessment expedition in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean AONB remotely monitored by our instructors and assessed by DofE Accredited Assessors.

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    Silver Award

    Our eight day Silver Award package includes theory training, training hike, a three day training expedition and the three day qualifying assessment expedition.

    Also included:

    Presentation evening for participants and parents

    Pre-training expedition drop in clinic - a chance to see your instructor and check route cards etc

    Pre-assessment expedition evening drop in clinic - final preparations before the assessment

    Minimum requirements:

    Age: 15 plus
    Teams of seven
    Minimum of two teams

    £232 per participant
    Equivalent of £29 per day.

    Prices exclude VAT

    Day One: Classroom based training day

    - Bag packing
    - Tents & erection
    - Stove use & cooking
    - Map & compass skills
    - Route card completion
    - Menu planning
    - Setting aims
    - countryside and highway code

    Day Two: Training walk

    The perfect opportunity to practice all the skills learnt during the first training day. We'll also cover First Aid and Emergency Procedures.

    Days Three, Four and Five: Training Expedition

    Training expedition in the Brecon Beacons National Park - fully supported by our instructors

    Days Six, Seven and Eight: Assessment Expedition

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

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    Gold Award

    Our ten day Gold Award package includes theory training, a four day training expedition and a five day qualifying assessment expedition.

    Also included:

    Presentation evening for participants and parents

    Pre-training expedition drop in clinic - a chance to see your instructor and check route cards etc

    Pre-assessment expedition evening drop in clinic - final preparations before the assessment

    Minimum requirements:

    Age: 16 plus
    Teams of seven
    Minimum of two teams

    £290 per participant
    Equivalent of £29 per day.

    Prices exclude VAT

    Day One: Classroom based training day

    - First Aid
    - Emergency Procedure
    - Bag packing
    - Tents and erection
    - Stove use & cooking
    - Map & compass skills
    - Route card planning
    - Menu planning
    - Setting aims
    - countryside and highway code

    Day Two, Three, Four and Five: Training Expedition

    Training expedition in a National Park - fully supported by our instructors

    Day 6: Travel

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

    Days Seven, Eight, Nine and Ten: Assessment 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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    Equipment Hire

    Mendip can provide all the equipment you need to be successful on your expedition, from tents and stoves to backpacks and sleeping bags. Maps and compasses come as standard!

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    DofE Expedition Resources

    If you are working towards the expedition element of your Duke of Edinburgh's Award with Mendip, you'll find all the information you need below. Just click the More Info button!

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