DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S AWARD
SCHOOLS | EDUCATION | GROUPS
DofE AWARD EXPEDITIONS
Beyond Adventure are a fully licensed and registered Approved Activity Provider with the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
For over 15 years we have been working with schools and youth groups to deliver quality expedition packages at bronze silver and gold levels.
Our training and practice expeditions include expedition planning, packing, route cards, facilitating the group to a decision re their assessment expedition aim, as well as the necessary skills training. At the end of the practice expedition, students will receive an action plan to facilitate them moving to assessment and their qualifying expedition.
Our experienced and fully qualified instructors will keep your groups safe whilst ensuring they have an amazing time on their DofE Award expedition.
DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S AWARD IN SCOTLAND
Included in Our Provision
We work hand in hand with schools to make sure we provide exactly what is required. This includes -
One Supervisor per group.
Planning Days to prepare expedition routes
Training Days to ensure each group is ready for their chosen mode of transport
Help with logistic planning and provision to ensure that the expedition is straight forward and seemless.
Fettes College, Edinburgh, have worked with Beyond Adventure for 18 years. The Beyond Adventure instructors have a ‘can do’ approach to expeditions, there is always a solution to complete our training objectives. With the unpredictable nature of the Scottish outdoors a robust and dependable safety net is essential. Beyond Adventure have this in place, tried and tested on land and water. Beyond Adventure welcome you with a smile and their professionalism runs from start to finish.
Beyond Adventure have facilitated our DofE Expeditions section by staffing our Silver and Gold participants since 2008. From walking to canoeing expeditions their friendly staff instil confidence and help the pupils fulfil their goals in what can often be a challenging environment. The Beyond Adventure staff are always helpful, in the planning stages communication is straightforward and the process simple.
Thank you so much for your huge organisation, good humour and fine effort in leading our S5 group safely across some very beautiful , (if wet !), parts of central Scotland. The pupils responded very well to your encouraging style of coaching and they all grew as young people which was the central aim. We really enjoyed the experience from you Mark and the input from Alex which were both spot on. I think they really enjoyed and benefited from the several modes of travel and from the different environments.
TO REALLY CHANGE THE WORLD WE MUST INSPIRE YOUNG PEOPLE TO FULFILL THEIR POTENTIAL
METHODS OF TRAVEL
We can offer training and assessment using the following methods of journey:
Sea kayaking/ touring kayaks
Each training or assessment group should contain a minimum of 5 and maximum of 7 participants. (For open canoe groups numbers will be either 6 or 8 to facilitate doubles paddling.)
We can provide further skills training days as required for those wishing to undertake a river or sea journey or an off road route on mountain bikes.
WHERE WE GO
We work all over Scotland utilising the amazing wild land in the Highlands. We have also organised oversees expedition throughout Europe and North America.
Your trust in Beyond Adventure is very well placed. Our outstanding safety record is backed up by being fully licensed with the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award and British Canoeing. Each group will also have
A fully qualified, experienced supervisor.
A base contact from Beyond Adventure that is on call for the duration of the expedition
Emergency equipment (carried with the supervisor)
Beyond Adventure can also provide -
Group Equipment (tents and stoves)
A qualified Duke of Edinburgh's Award assessor
Extra logistics help.
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