DofE AAP

The expedition section of the DofE consists of 4 parts; Training, Practice expedition, Qualifying expedition and then a Presentation. All parts need signing off at all levels (with the exception of Bronze which does not require a practice expedition).

We have always had independent, established groups come to us for all or part of their expedition programme. With restrictions around overnight trips within schools and many youth groups due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have found numbers wanting to complete their DofE expedition this way increasing.

If you have an established group of friends who want to complete their DofE expedition with us, completely independently from your school or youth group, then details and prices follow. All prices include use of group kit (tents, stoves, maps, compasses, first aid kits etc) and small amounts of other personal kit if required.

 

 Please do get in touch to discuss your requirements or book now

2021 Gold prices per group

Number of participants Full programme
3 Day practice expedition only Assessed expedition only
 7  £3479 £945  £1505
 6  £3336 £900  £1428
 5  £3140 £865  £1370
 

This includes a 6 day residential training and practice expedition combined.

A 5 day assessed expedition at a later date.

The price includes all campsite fees and food on the training element but you will need to bring some money to buy food for your practice expedition on the training and bring food for the assessed expedition.

3 day practice expedition in the north of England*. Arriving early on the start day.

Includes all campsite fees.

You will need to bring your own food.

5 day assessed expedition in the north of England*.

Includes all campsite fees.

You will need to bring your own food.

 

 

2021 Silver prices per group

Number of participants Full programme
3 Day practice or assessed expedition
 7  £2863 £966
 6  £2706 £918
 5  £2585 £880
 

This includes a 5 day residential training and practice expedition combined (arriving the night before).

A 3 day assessed expedition at a later date.

The price includes all campsite fees and food on the training element but you will need to bring some money to buy food for your practice expedition on the training and bring food for the assessed expedition.

3 day practice or assessed expedition in the north of England*. Arriving early on the start day.

Includes all campsite fees.

You will need to bring your own food.

 *All prices are for expeditions in the north of England. If we are running expeditions elsewhere there may be a small fuel surcharge.

 

Notes for teachers

Current DfE guidance (due for review in early December 2020) states that schools and their providers should not offer overnight or residential trips for children (reference), we therefore cannot run DofE trips with camping if requested to do so by schools, only if we are asked by the participants or their parents directly. We run many expeditions like this for football clubs, church groups, cricket clubs, youth organisations etc and follow the guidance of Mountain Training rather than the DfE with these groups. If we are approached by a group from your school then we will inform you, as their DofE Licensed Organisation, to inform you of the expedition but should not require any futher input from yourselves.

Different schools are taking different approaches to directing their students to solutions such as this. Some schools are not suggesting it at all and are expecting guidance to change before the end of the academic year. Some are informing students that AAP's exist and they can do that if they wish, others are recommending a handful of names AAP's and some are simply saying call Lupine and get them to sort you out an expedition. It might be worth checking with your SLT to see what approach you are permitted to take.

 

We offer a number of free places on our full, 10 day gold expedition programme each year for people who live in households with a relatively low income.

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