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Hiring a supervisor for your Duke of Edinburgh's Award group


If you need a supervisor for your Duke of Edinburgh's (DofE) Award group then Lupine Adventure can help out.


Our standard day rate usually works out between £175 - £195 per member of staff per day (there is no VAT to pay as we are exempt due to being a not for profit company). Get in touch for an accurate quote.


If you have a suitably qualified member of staff on the expedition (BEL, HML, ML, WGL depending on the terrain) and are happy to take responsibility for the expedition and the direction of our staff then you and hire as many or as few of our staff as you need. If Lupine Adventure are to be running the expedition then we will need one member of staff per group. If you have some staff who are qualified or trained in a suitable qualification then we are happy for them to join our team and work under our instruction therefore saving you the cost of us staffing it 100%.  


As a company Lupine Adventure Co-operative hold an Adventure Activities Licensing Authority licence. This License is required by law if your group is going to be wandering into areas more than 30 minutes from the nearest road. We are also Approved Activity Providers for the Expedition section of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.


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DofE Feedback from Schools and Youth Groups

"I just wanted to provide feedback for Owen & Hayley. They were both very professional and although obviously in charge of our health and safety were willing to fit into the way our practise expeditions are usually run, making great suggestions and showing a willingness to be flexible where needed. It was a pleasure to work with them both and I am now totally inspired to undertake my ML training and assessment."

Lorraine Squires


"Thank you so much for everything you have all done for us over the last few days with our expeditions. It has been fantastic working with you and the service provided was excellent. The cadets have thoroughly enjoyed their expeditions, I'm sure they'll be sleeping well today! ... It was lovely to meet Andy and Jo and the expeditions went very smoothly. We would highly recommend Lupine Adventure!  "

Abi Hensby
146 (Northwich) Squadron


"I am amazed at the way that the instructors are able to tailor their work to the needs of a group or person.  I have seen Dave work both with adults and young people and his technical skills and group management skills are just superb.  He adjusts his approach to the group/ person with ease and is such a consummate professional, but yet a lot of fun to work with."

Catherine Cole
Ratcliffe College


"We were very pleased with the whole Lupine 'experience'.  the service we received was great and Dave was a great asset to the team from Day 1.  We would have no hesitation in recommending him to others, and working with him again if the need arises."

Paul Cole
Ratcliffe College


"They are amazing. Our school has used them for the Gold expedition for the past three years. With their non-profit making ethos I feel they are true to the old idea of DofE being staffed by volunteers, but with a completely professional level of qualifications and expertise. The resources which they make freely available for sharing are fantastic. At a time when I worry that DofE is getting too corporate and concerned with branding/selling merchandise Lupine are a breath of fresh air."


Received via The DofE


'We asked Lupine Adventure Co-operative to provide us with a supervisor for our Duke of Edinburgh Gold expedition. Craig was easy to work with, and was utterly professional in his approach. He got on well with the boys and at all times put their safety first. We were delighted to benefit from his expertise, and we shall be using Lupine again this Easter.'


Bob Mitchell,
King's College School, Wimbledon



"The staff from Lupine have always wanted to pass on their knowledge to our participants, this is particularly important during the practice expeditions, where they put in the extra effort to teach properly and not just get the groups through the weekend."


Jennifer Arundale

South Hampstead High School


"As a busy school trying to deliver the expedition for the DoE Award to an ever increasing number of young people, we have found Lupine Adventures absolutely invaluable. Not only have they provided excellent instruction to the participants, the staff are easy to get on with and a pleasure to work alongside."


Martin Callow
Royal Hospital School, Ipswich



"Cat, Pete and Will were absolutely brilliant - calm, knowledgeable and professional. I hope that they didn't get too much cheek from our boys, and had an enjoyable few days too."


Harriet Thompson
Merchant Taylor School, Northwood.
Lupine Adventure Co-operative Ltd is registered with The Adventure Activities Licensing Service as licensed to provide specified activities under the following headings:

  • Rock Climbing.
  • Abseiling.
  • Orienteering.
  • Hill Walking & Mountaineering.

To find out more about the Adventure Activities Licensing Service visit their website