Staff Development courses for Duke of Edinburgh Award

Looking to create a DofE programme at school or further develop the one that you have got? Particularly the expedition side of the award?

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Your Outdoor Learning Service has opportunities to help this happen

  • DofE Expedition Supervisor Course – Wednesday 21st February 2018
  • DofE Expedition Assessor Accreditation Scheme – Wednesday 7th March 2018

These courses are FREE to all ELC employees and members of East Lothian VOLT (Volunteer Outdoor Learning Team)

To book on the course please click here

For any other question regarding these courses please contact



Duke Of Edinburgh Award Scheme Support

We were delighted to run two courses for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme over the last couple of weeks.

  • DofE Expedition Accredited Assessor Scheme
  • DofE Expedition Supervisor Training Course

Both courses were well received by all participants and will mean an increase in young people accessing the outdoors with appropriate supervision and quality assessors for the Award Scheme.

“…excellent tutor – easy going and informative”

Supervisor courseThe next of these courses are on in March 2016.

More information and booking – click here

Duke of Edinburgh Award Expedition courses.

A couple of upcoming courses to be run at Outdoor Learning Service Base in Mussleburgh. Get involved in DofE Award expedition section


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(essential for all DofE exped. supervisors operating under ELC guidelines)

Wednesday 4th November  2015 9.30am – 3.30pm

ELC Staff Cost – FREE
External Cost – £55


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(essential for all who wish to assess DofE expeds.)

Tuesday 17th November 2015 9.30am – 3.30pm

ELC Staff Cost – FREE
External Cost – £55


Further information and booking can be found here

DofE Expeditions – How can we help?

Click on the picture below to view the short presentation delivered at the latest ELC DofE leaders meeting held at the Outdoor Learning Service base.  Here you will find links to useful resources, info and courses.dofe exped



DofE Gold: A Comprehensive Guide to the Cairngorms

Click below to watch ‘Gold DofE : A Comprehensive Guide to the Cairngorms.’ – the concluding film in The Haddington and Gifford DofE Trilogy. Expect to see this low budget/high production epic sweeping the awards at Cannes and Sundance.

Well done to Angus, Bethan, Ellie, Jacob, Lachlan, Naiomi and Perry for completing their Gold DofE exped in some decidedly inclement conditions.

Thanks again to Dave and Caroline for all their help and of course to Kim for her organisational prowess and congratulations on her second cohort of Bronze-Silver-Gold DofE-ers successes.