Timescales can be changed in the section 'Overall timescales' within a participant's account:
1) You need to first select 'My Bronze DofE', 'My Silver DofE' or 'My Gold DofE' depending on the level you are working towards.
2) In order to change your timescales you will need to select 'My Bronze DofE' from the left hand menu, then you will need to expand that 'Overall timescales' option.
If you can't see the 'Save' button, one of the following will have happened:
1) Your account may have been 'archived'
2) You will have already submitted a section for approval
3) One of your sections will have already been approved (including the Expedition or Residential section).
In these cases, your DofE leader will either need to 'unarchive' the account or reopen any of the affected sections to enable the participant to change their timescales.
Once this is done the participant will need to resubmit the reopened section/s for approval.