DofE Expedition Skills course
DofE Expedition Skills (DES)
is a basic expedition skills training course, normally attended by expedition leaders and expedition support staff.The DES gives delegates the theoretical and practical skills needed to support DofE/JAI expeditions (on foot and in normal Bronze terrain).The e-induction and Introduction to the Expedition section e-learning modules must be completed in advance of the course. Access the e-learning from
.The DES course then comprises 30 hours of theory and practical learning, which will give delegates the skills needed to start supporting DofE/JAI expeditions, and will usually be delivered as residential.For further information and introductory course resources, visit the DofE Expedition Skills course webpage:
Gaisce - The President's Award and The Duke of Edinburgh's Award work in partnership through the Joint Award Initiative (JAI) to offer Award participants in Northern Ireland a choice of certification for their achievements. This DES course will cover the Joint Award Initiative in more detail.
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23/08/2022 19:00 - 21:00
27/08/2022 09:00 - 17:00
28/08/2022 09:00 - 17:00
(£150.00 for Licensed Organisation members)
The session on the 23 August will be held online and a link will be sent nearer the time. The other sessions will be held at Meelmore Lodge Newcastle. Fully funded for delegates resident in Northern Ireland.
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