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Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Are you aged 14 to 24? Do you like a challenge? Then the Duke of Edinburgh's Award could be for you!

The Duke of Edinburgh’s award is all about getting out there, having fun and self-development. Combining first aid, fitness, volunteering and expedition elements, the award has something for everyone and helps you gain new skills, experiences and achievements.

You could find yourself getting fit, going on an expedition, helping people in your local community and even taking part in a residential activity (Gold only). When successfully completed, you can gain a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award.

Completing your Duke of Edinburgh Award through St John Ambulance Cadets

The award is currently offered in some of our Cadet units. However, if you are completing your award through school or another organisation there are lots of activities which you may already be doing at your Cadet unit that could also count towards your award.

If you’re interested in completing your award with St John Ambulance Cadets or would like more information, please email

Become a Duke of Edinburgh's Award Leader through St John Ambulance

As a volunteer Duke of Edinburgh's Award Leader, you'll mentor and support our young people through the award programme - all while having fun! You'll be able to design your own role, whether that's providing more 'behind-the-scenes' support or using your skills such as a Mountain Leader qualification to organise an expedition in Snowdonia.



Get involved with our youth programmes

Get involved with Cadets

Contact our regional offices to find your nearest unit

Get involved with St John Ambulance youth activities

Training for Cadets

Progress to become a Peer Educator or Youth First Aider

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Cadet uniform

Dress to impress and find out more about our uniform guidelines

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Information for parents

All you need to know



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First Aid Self-Teach Workbook (pdf)

Want to learn first aid as part of your Duke of Edinburgh's Award? Download and print our free First Aid Self-Teach Workbook (pdf) and learn life saving skills.

First aid self-teach workbook