Once you’ve completed your programme, you need to make sure:
- You’ve done all your sections for the minimum time required, for an average of an hour a week (or the required timescale for your expedition)
- You’ve uploaded all your evidence to eDofE
- Your Assessors have provided reports/comments on your activity, how you met your goals and how you have progressed, and you have added them into eDofE
Whether you’ve submitted each section for approval as you’ve gone along, or are submitting them all at the end, your Leader will check and approve them in eDofE. Once they’ve approved your final section they will then send it to your Licensed Organisation (LO) who will check everything is in order.
All being well you will be told that you’ve achieved your Award – congratulations!
For your Bronze and Silver Award you’ll receive your certificate and badge locally – ask your Leader where this will be. It could be at school, in your group or at a larger local presentation.
Certificate frames are available to purchase in Bronze, Silver or Gold for young people who have achieved any of the three Award levels – or proudly display the set with all three!
On completion of your Gold programme, you must complete the Gold Award Form on eDofE prior to the start of the approval process. Once your award has been approved, your LO will send you your badge or brooch (your choice!). Your details will automatically be passed to Head Office who will arrange for you to be invited to a national Gold Award presentation (GAP) to get your Gold Award certificate.
If you choose to attend a GAP, you’ll be rubbing shoulder with royalty because you’ll receive your certificate in the presence of HRH The Earl of Wessex (Prince Edward) at a royal palace.
Here are what the Gold Award badge and brooch look like, with the cloth pouch they are sent in: