Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world leading youth achievement award, operated by over 22000 accredited providers in over 140 countries. The names of the individual operating authorities often differ from nation to nation, but the Award and its prestigious reputation with universities, employers, policy makers and leaders in society remain unchanged and consistent. 

The award equips young people for life regardless of their background, culture, physical ability, skills and interests. Doing the Award is a personal challenge and not a competition against others; it pushes young people to their personal limits and recognises their achievements. 

Since its launch over 60 years ago, the Award has inspired millions of young people to transform their lives. Through non formal education and learning, the Award can play a critical role in a young person’s personal development and is achievable by any 14-24 year old who wants to take up the challenge.

To facilitate the successful completion of the International Award the trips organised by the College for China Week allow participants to complete the Adventurous Journey component of the Bronze and Silver Awards. The College’s extensive Co-Curricula Activities programme and wide-ranging leadership opportunities then allow students to succeed in the three remaining sections of the Award: Physical Recreation, Skills and Voluntary Service.

This is the link to the DoE’s IA website:


And this is the link to an official DoE promotional video:

What is The Duke of Edinburgh Award?