Can a parent be an assessor for dofe?

Asked by: Mr. Florian Rolfson
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They must be independent. Therefore, they cannot be a member of your family. An Assessor can be anyone who is interested in helping you to achieve, has some knowledge of the activity you are doing and can be available over the time you're doing it.

Can my aunt be my DofE assessor?

Family members can sign the activity logs, but DofE rules no longer allow a section to be assessed by a family member. So, if they are doing a section based at home they will need to arrange for a suitable adult, outside of their family, to mentor and assess them in that section.

How do you become a Duke of Edinburgh assessor?

Assessor Accreditation Process
  1. Register and apply to attend an Expedition Assessor and Supervisor Training Course (EASTC) ...
  2. Complete the e-learning modules. ...
  3. Attend an EASTC. ...
  4. Accreditation. ...
  5. Re-accreditation. ...
  6. Retirement.

What needs to be in an assessor report DofE?

As an Assessor you can add your report directly into the participant's online eDofE account here. All you need is the participant's eDofE ID number, their Award level (Bronze, Silver or Gold) and the section you are assessing them for (Volunteering, Physical, Skill, Expedition or Residential).

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What counts as a skill for DofE?

  • Cookery. ...
  • Photography and videography. ...
  • Creative writing. ...
  • Music. ...
  • Arts and crafts.

Can a DofE leader be an assessor and supervisor?

- Self-motivated. DofE Expedition Supervisors must also undertake the e-induction course and are advised to attend the DofE Expedition Supervisors Training Course. For Bronze level expeditions, the Supervisor may also act as an Assessor if they are accredited by the DofE.

How do you become a Duke of Edinburgh leader?

Acting as a Leader or helper at a DofE group, participants take an active role in planning and running programme activities, developing their leadership skills with the guidance of a mentor (a more experienced DofE Leader).

What do you need for silver DofE?

The Silver DofE programme has four sections: Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition. You need to do at least six months Volunteering and a minimum of six months on either Physical or Skills and three months on the other. It's up to you which one you do for longer.

What can you do for volunteering DofE?

Volunteering with DofE - it's your choice...
  1. Helping children.
  2. Helping children to read in libraries.
  3. Helping in medical services e.g. Hospitals.
  4. Helping older people.
  5. Helping people in need.
  6. Helping people with special needs.
  7. Tutoring.
  8. Young carer.

Should I do DofE?

DofE is an excellent way to meet new people and make new friends. Working together in the wilderness on your expedition forms new bonds and great memories. Through volunteering, you meet many different people in a working environment, which prepares you for the working world.

How long do I have to complete my DofE?

Depending on your age, you are free to start at any level but most people prefer to start at Bronze and work upwards. It will usually take you at least 6 months to complete your Bronze programme. You also have to spend an extra three months on one of the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections.

What counts as DofE volunteering?

Volunteering is simple. It's about choosing to give time to help people, the community or society, the environment or animals. Your volunteering must not be done for a business but can be undertaken for a charity or not-for-profit organisation.

Can you fail DofE?

It is not possible to fail a DofE award, but you can fail expeditions or have evidence rejected. This means that in some instances individuals will have to redo an expedition, or even restart entire sections.

Can you backdate Duke of Ed?

Every Participant doing the Award is required to be registered through their division office. ... Activities completed before registration cannot be counted toward an Award and registration dates cannot be backdated.

How do I complete a DofE assessor report online?

There are two ways to submit Assessor's Reports. You can complete the sectional Assessor's Report Card, found in a participant's Welcome Pack. Alternatively you can add your report directly into the participant's online eDofE account via

Can you fail DofE silver?

You cannot fail a DofE Expedition. However at the end of a practice expedition we occasionally have to recommend that some groups undertake further training and practice to ensure that they are fully prepared to safely undertake an unaccompanied qualifying expedition.

Can you skip to Silver Duke of Ed?

The Duke of Ed has 3 Award levels—Bronze, Silver and Gold. Depending on your age and experience, you may choose to start at the beginning - Bronze - and work your way through all 3 levels, or jump right into Silver or Gold.

Can you skip silver DofE and go straight to Gold?

Can you skip Silver DofE and go straight to Gold? You can complete the Gold DofE award without having completed Silver, however it will take longer (it doesn't make a difference if you've completed Bronze).

How old do you have to be to be a DofE leader?

If you aren't 14 yet but are in the school year in which your peer group turn fourteen, you may be able to start a Bronze DofE programme – check with your DofE Leader.

What does a Duke of Ed assessor do?

Assessors are a suitably skilled, experienced and/or qualified Volunteer who can assist with and assess an activity being undertaken for a Section (Physical Recreation, Skills, etc), of a Participant's Award and completes a report in the Participant's Records to verify that they have achieved the requirements for their ...

How do I change the Duke of Edinburgh Award leader?

You can register as a new Award Leader, selecting the Award Leader option on the login page, and selecting 'Register', as displayed in the login page overview.

Can you do baking for DofE?

Duke of edinburgh cookery skills ecourses

We are delighted to share our BRILLIANT BAKING eCourse. This course which offers a minimum 18 hours of cookery skills, over 3 months with flexible fortnightly modules and the opportunity to master 30 sweet and savoury recipes and a wide range of baking and pastry skills.

What is a DofE leader?

DofE Leaders perform a vital role on behalf of the Charity and the Licensed Organisation. They are the adult who is responsible for a DofE group. They lead, guide and support young people, agree their programme choices and sign off young people's sections and approve their eDofE evidence.

Why do I want to be an assessor?

Meeting new people. As well as flexibility being one of the main reasons people choose to become Assessors, you will also meet people from all walks of life. You will build strong relationships with your learners, and watching them as they progress through their course is a very rewarding process.