DofE Expeditions

Chase Training Solutions organises and supports a number of ‘open’ Bronze, Silver and Gold DofE foot expeditions throughout the year.

We also offer bespoke DofE Expedition section packages for schools and organisations, ensuring the best quality and value is achieved.

Why choose CTS?

  • We have over 40 years’ experience of organising and running high quality, affordable DofE expeditions within the voluntary and statutory sectors at Bronze, Silver and Gold leDofE Open Expeditionsvels, both in the UK and overseas, successfully supporting tens of 1000’s of young people through their expedition training, practice and qualifying expeditions.
  • Our founder, who started his current 44 years long DofE journey in 1974, completed Bronze, Silver and Gold awards, before continuing his involvement by organising, supervising and assessing expeditions, as well as running DofE Groups. He also worked over ten year’s full-time for the DofE as the Expedition Field Officer, assisting with the development of the Expedition section, as well as sitting on the DofE’s National Expedition Advisory Panel; therefore, we have a ‘second-to-none’ knowledge and understanding of the Expedition section within the UK and its delivery in a range of settings, including formal and informal education.
  • We have an outstanding reputation for safety, ‘best practice’ and keeping within the ethos and spirit of the DofE, with no compromises!
  • Our reputation for working with young people with additional needs is well-known and we are regularly asked by DofE Regional Office’s to deliver the Expedition section to special needs schools and colleges that offer the DofE Programme to their students.
  • We are able to offer memorable, challenging and beneficial experiences, which are open to all DofE participants from any background, DofE Centre, DofE Group and organisation.
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    All our instructors are handpicked, not just because of the qualifications they hold, but also because of their knowledge of, and safe practice within the DofE Expedition section and the wider DofE Programme; their enthusiasm and motivation; their commitment to ‘best practice’; and their ability to empower, inspire, encourage and engage with young people at all levels.
  • As a leading provider of DofE expeditions, we have an excellent, UK wide, reputation amongst DofE Licenced Organisation’s, National Operating Authorities, Directly Licenced Centre’s, schools, local councils and organisations, who regularly use us as the ‘preferred provider’ for the delivery of the Expedition section and who also recommend and book participants onto our ‘open’ expeditions.

“Dear Dave and all the other leaders. Hi it’s Kimberley and I just wanted to thank you for making last week such an enjoyable experience! I never thought I would have enjoyed it as much as i did, and much of it is down to the fun we had with you all, making me laugh when I really did not feel like laughing sometimes! Everything was so well organised, and the food you gave us at the centre was lovely! I will definitely recommend you to others who want to do the award! Thank you again!”
– Gold Participant

“I have had the most wonderful experience with CTS and have recommended your company to many other school contacts. Our qualifying expedition in September with Wendy, Gary, Joe and Peter was such a wonderful weekend in a stunning setting. Again without the experience, patience, compassion and dedication of your staff we would not be able to offer our students this program, so I cannot thank you and these four enough.”
– Teacher (Secondary School)

These and the many other comments we receive, evidence and support our business philosophy of not only providing first-class, memorable and safe DofE expeditions, but also that of giving young people an all-round valuable residential experience that illustrates youth work at its best, meeting the principles of youth work: Educative; Participative; Empowering; Expressive; and to meet the purpose of youth work “Enable young people to develop holistically, working with them to facilitate their personal, social and educational development, to enable them to develop their voice, influence and place in society and to reach their full potential.” 

It is this aspect of our business that ‘sets us apart’ from many other providers, as we strive to deliver ‘best practice’, keeping within the spirit and ethos of the DofE; and to empower, inspire, encourage and engage with young people at all levels in an informal education setting. We can only achieve this by employing a staff team that are handpicked because they possess the knowledge, skills and attitude needed to deliver the DofE Expedition section to the high standard we demand and for which we are renowned; and be able to offer the level of engagement with all young people that we support, to make any intervention a positive experience. We have that team 😊

Chase Training Solutions is licensed by the Adventurous Activities Licensing Service to provide Hill Walking and Mountaineering activities.


Interested in one of our ‘open’ expeditions?  Please go to the relevant link below:


DofE Leader?

Would you like to discuss with us delivering the Expedition section in your organisation or school? Please go to:

Bespoke Expedition Packages

Testimonials from our DofE Expeditions