Following a review of the council’s involvement with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award it was agreed that on the 31 December 2017 that East Riding of Yorkshire Council would terminate its Licensed Operator (LO) status and that schools/colleges would be encouraged to become Direct Licensed Centres (DLCs) thus enabling were possible for young people across the East Riding to either start or continue their D of E journey. Find out about the D of E Award, and what the changes mean.
The Duke of Edinburgh's (D of E) Award is nationally and internationally recognised by colleges, universities and employers as a programme showing that young people have achieved and ‘done something different’ with their lives that makes them stand out from the crowd.
Full details of the award can be found at:
Duke of Edinburgh's Award (external website)
The D of E is available at three different levels dependent on the participant's age:
The Bronze level can be completed in a minimum of 6 months.
The Silver level can be completed in a minimum of 6 months for those who have completed the Bronze level, or 12 months for direct silver entrants.
The Gold level can be completed in a minimum of 12 months for those who have completed the Silver level or 18 months for direct entrants.
Whatever level is undertaken, a personal programme of activities is achieved that includes:
Each level can only be achieved in order from bronze to silver to gold. Due to the age restrictions, its impossible to do them out of a progressive order of Bronze to Silver to Gold.
You can, however, start on a silver programme without having previously undertaken the bronze award. Likewise you can undertake the gold programme without having completed the Bronze or Silver. All awards must be completed by your 25th birthday.
Please note: that, unless you are already 15 years old and applying for Silver, or 16 years old and applying for Gold, you can only enrol for the next award level if you have completed, and had approved, one section of the previous award.
Following a review of the council’s involvement with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award it was agreed that on the 31 December 2017 the East Riding of Yorkshire Council would terminate its Licensed Operator (LO) status and that schools/colleges would be encouraged to become Direct Licensed Centres (DLCs) thus enabling young people across the East Riding to either start or continue their D of E journey.
The council along with the Regional D of E Office have been proactive in supporting the new delivery approach by helping schools/colleges in the transition to become a new unit.
We delighted to announce that the following schools/colleges have become DLCs :
The new delivery model enables the council’s Youth and Family Support (YFS) service retain a stake in The D of E by continuing to encourage young people from vulnerable groups to enrol on The D of E.
This approach is supported by the Dewhirst Charitable Trust D of E Bursary which has been operated by the YFS service for the last three years which helps to provide suitable equipment and clothing to those young people from lower-income families.
The Bursary is designed to help remove any financial barriers that a young person may have to prevented them taking part in The D of E.
Anyone can take part in the award as long as they are aged 14 years or in year 9 at school when they enrol, and 25 or under when they complete the award.
You can read more about the levels and timescales involved in the D of E Award using the links in the further information section of this page.
Achieving the award can help you gain the skills and attributes that could make you a successful candidate for college, university and employment. You will gain self confidence, learn new skills, talents and meet new friends. It's all about getting out there and having fun.
The award is nationally and internationally recognised. Skills you can gain include:
Read more about reasons to do the D of E Award and the benefits you can gain using the links in the further information section of this page.
The new Direct Licensed Centres (DLCs) operate at the following schools/colleges:
Beverley Grammar SchoolQueensgateBeverleyHU17 8NFContact: Dan Bibbington Tel: (01482) 881531
Beverley High SchoolNorwoodBeverley HU17 9EXContact: Ros Mallinson Tel: (01482) 881658
Bridlington SchoolBessingby RdBridlingtonYO16 4QUContact: Sarah Green Tel: (01262) 672593
Cottingham High School and Sixth Form College The Skidby Rooms Harland Way Cottingham HU16 5PX Contact: Damian Gath Tel: (01482) 847498
Driffield School and Sixth Form The 6th Form Centre Manorfield Road Driffield YO25 5HRContact: Jess Yates Tel: (01377) 253631
Easington Youth Club Beck Lane Easington HU12 0TX Contact: Christina Keyworth Mobile: 07340 032981
Howden SchoolDerwent RoadHowdenDN14 7AL Contact: Charlotte Scott Tel: (01430) 430448
Hornsea School and Language CollegeEastgateHornseaHU18 1DW Contact: John Hart Tel: (01964) 532727
Hull Collegiate School Tranby Croft Anlaby East Yorkshire HU10 7EH Contact: Sally Groves Tel: (01482) 657016
The Market Weighton School Spring Road Market Weighton York YO43 3JF Contact: Marjorie Lamb Tel: (01430) 873450
Pocklington SchoolWest GreenPocklingtonYO42 2NJ Contact: Adam Hall Tel: (01759) 321200
Woldgate School and Sixth Form92 Kilnwick RdPocklingtonYorkYO42 2LL Contact: Ruth Painter Tel: (01759) 302395
South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College The Green Room Kingston Building East Dale Road Melton North Ferriby HU14 3HS Contact: Jasmin Oxlade Tel: (01482) 631208
St. Anne's School and Sixth Form College St. Helen's Drive Welton Brough East Yorkshire HU15 1NR Contact: Sue Hosdell Tel: (01482) 667379
Please note: if you are interested in undertaking the award at your school, academy or youth club please contact your school’s D of E Manager or:
Emma Asquith, D of E Regional Operations Officer Mobile: 07920 501983 Email: email@example.com
Please note: each school will have their own arrangements and costs.
Information about obtaining a D of E bursary from the Dewhirst Charitable Trust is currently being reviewed and will appear here shortly.
If you want to find out more about the D of E Award, what it is and how it is run, there is a lot of useful information for young people and parents/guardians on the D of E national website:
Duke of Edinburgh's Award (external website)
You can read more about the types of activities you can take part in on the activities section of the D of E website:
Duke of Edinburgh's Award - Activities sections (external website)
Read more about reasons to do the D of E Award and the benefits you can gain using the links below:
Duke of Edinburgh's Award - Why (external website)
You can read more about the levels and timescales involved in the award on the D of E Award website:
You can read more about the kind of equipment you may need on the D of E website: