Bespoke DofE Expeditions

Custom Duke of Edinburgh's Awards for Schools, Youth Groups & Organisations

We (Chase Training Solutions) are recognised as one of the leading DofE Approved Activity Provider's (AAP) for expeditions in the UK, known for delivering high quality, memorable and affordable expeditions across the full range of The Duke of Edinburgh's Awards.

We offer a bespoke service, ensuring that your exact requirements are met, whether this be a series of sessions delivered at your school/centre or specially designed residential training sessions. We take the stress and hassle out of organising Duke of Edinburgh's Awards, ensure that your life as a DofE Manager/Coordinator is made as easy as possible

We deliver the DofE Expedition section at all levels of the Award in dozens of schools and organisations across the UK, including Staffordshire, Birmingham & West Midlands, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Cheshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Devon, London, Hertfordshire, Surrey, Middlesex, Scotland; and are continually expanding across the country!

We are more than happy to visit your school or organisation to discuss your requirements and produce a bespoke package that fits within your budget and one that the participants will enjoy. Contact us to find out how we can help you get the most out of your Duke of Edinburgh's Award programme.

Did you Know?

In 2019, we were selected, from all the other DofE Expedition section Approved Activity Provider's across the country, and asked by the DofE, to deliver the Expedition section for a pilot project (Bridging the Gap) using funding released by the Trustees of the DofE Charity, to support 300 young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in the Birmingham area, following on from the quality of the expeditions we run and the positive way in which we engage with young people from different backgrounds. This is obviously a great privilege and testament to the work that we do and the support we give to young people. This project has also led to the development of the DofE’s new 5-year strategy, ‘Youth Without Limits’.

We (Chase Training Solutions) are recognised as one of the leading DofE Approved Activity Provider’s (AAP) in the UK and are known for delivering high quality, memorable and affordable expeditions across the full range of The Duke of Edinburgh's Awards.

We offer a bespoke service, ensuring that your exact requirements are met, whether this be a series of sessions delivered at your school/centre or specially designed residential training sessions. We take the stress and hassle out of organising Duke of Edinburgh's Awards, ensure that your life as a DofE Manager/Coordinator is made as easy as possible

We deliver the DofE Expedition section at all levels of the Award in dozens of schools and organisations across the UK, including Staffordshire, Birmingham & West Midlands, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Cheshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Devon, London, Hertfordshire, Surrey, Middlesex, Scotland; and are continually expanding across the country!

We are more than happy to visit your school or organisation to discuss your requirements and produce a bespoke package that fits within your budget and one that the participants will enjoy. Contact us to find out how we can help you get the most out of your Duke of Edinburgh's Award programme.

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Did you Know?

In 2019, we were selected, from all the other DofE Approved Activity Providers across the country, and asked by the DofE, to deliver the Expedition section for a pilot project (Bridging the Gap) using funding released by the Trustees of the DofE Charity. Supporting 300 young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in the Birmingham area, following on from the quality of the expeditions we run and the positive way in which we engage with young people from different backgrounds. This is obviously a great privilege and testament to the work that we do and the support we give to young people. This project has also led to the development of the DofE’s new 5-year strategy, ‘Youth Without Limits’.

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Our bespoke expedition packages cost

Bronze (4 Day)

£120 +VAT* (Per Participant)
1 Day classroom-based
1 Day navigation training
Qualifying expedition


Intended for those participants with some camping/navigation experience, i.e. through Scouts, Boys’ Brigade, Girls’ Brigade, Girlguiding, family camping holidays, etc.

Bronze (5 Day)

£150 +VAT* (Per Participant)
1 Day classroom-based
2 Day navigation training
Campsite set-up training
Qualifying expedition


Intended for those participants with no camping/navigation experience

Bronze (6 Day)

£180 +VAT* (Per Participant)
1 Day classroom-based
1 Day navigation training
2 Day overnight training expedition
Qualifying expedition


Intended for those participants that wish to experience the full and traditional DofE Expedition section.

Silver (8 Day)

£270 +VAT* (Per Participant)
1 Day classroom-based
1 Day navigation training
Practice & Qualifying expedition

Gold (11 Day)

£425 +VAT* (Per Participant)
1 Day classroom-based
1 Day navigation training
Practice & Qualifying expedition

Prices quoted on our website for DofE expeditions, at all levels, are based on a minimum number of ten participants. A smaller number of participants can be catered for, and the cost will be determined and agreed through consultation with the school or organisation.


*Schools and VAT registered organisations are able to reclaim the VAT charged on the invoices we raise for delivery of the Expedition section.

What's included

  • A personal, friendly and thoroughly professional service
  • In-school meetings to discuss school and participant needs; meeting staff, participants and parents
  • Assembly presentations to promote DofE/Expedition section
  • Expedition administration and paperwork, including assistance with EV paperwork, schedules and risk assessments
  • Comprehensive pre-expedition paperwork for participants and parents, including consent forms, kit lists, etc.
  • High quality expedition training, meeting the DofE Expedition Training Framework
  • Expedition venues with start, campsite(s) and finish locations
  • Supportive supervision and instruction throughout from qualified and experienced instructors
  • Engagement with participants that meet the values, ethos and spirit of the DofE
  • DofE Accredited Assessors for all qualifying expeditions
  • Post expedition reviews with participants and leaders
  • Completion of online eDofE Assessor Reports
  • Campsite fees

The above models of delivery are by no means ‘set in stone’ and we can be flexible regarding the approach we use to ensure successful completion of the Expedition section with those taking part, i.e. training split over two weekends; mid-week days, combined training and practice expedition over four consecutive days for the Bronze level, etc., meeting the requirements of the DofE Expedition Training Framework and 20 conditions of the Expedition section.