Twitter Link
Facebook Link
Instagram Link

Duke of Edinburgh Award

A Duke of Edinburgh programme is a real adventure from beginning to end. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from. You just need to be aged between 14 and 24 and realise there’s more to life than sitting on a sofa watching life pass you by.

FF Planks


You can take park in programmes at three levels, which when completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. You achieve your Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if you’re going for Gold) – Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition and for Gold, a Residential.

You’ll find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing skills, going on an expedition and taking part in a residential activity (Gold only). The best bit is – you get to choose what you do! Your programme can be full of activities and projects that get you buzzing, and along the way you’ll pick up experiences, friends and talents that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Only Bronze & Silver Programmes are available at Belfast YMCA. 

For more general information about the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, checkout the website –


Applications for 2018/19 programmes are now CLOSED. 

If you would like to express an interest in next years programmes please CLICK HERE and we will be in touch with information as soon as applications open.


Back to top


Reset or change your password

Please get in touch with us to request a
log in password to setup your account.