DofE Expeditions for Schools

If you are running DofE Expeditions for your school, we can help. From expeditions leaders, equipment, or a full expedition package, we can supply as little or as much as you require.

The Adventure Academy is a DofE Approved Activity Provider (AAP). We are licensed to provide Bronze, Silver and Gold Expeditions. We also hold an Adventurous Activities License.

If you would like to offer your group a unique expedition, we can help. Our supervisors are always excited to offer the opportunity to journey by walking, canoe, kayak, or bike. Moreover, we can provide the training that your groups require to complete their expedition.

Walking Expeditions

We regularly support walking expeditions throughout Scotland. In particular, our staff have a strong working knowledge of Clyde Muirsheil, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, and Cairngorm National Park.

Canoe and Kayaking Expeditions

Over the last couple of years we have found that more schools and groups are interested in canoeing and kayaking expeditions. We have a fleet of canoes and can operate from our base at Pinkston Watersports in Glasgow. As a result organizing your group’s canoe expedition is simple.

DofE Group Supervisor/Assessor

If you are able to provide the expedition training in your school, or if you need an additional staff member we can provide a supervisor or assessor for the entire expedition.

The cost for this service will depend on the level of the award, and will cover four to seven (eight when canoeing) participants. We provide one instructor per group.

Our supervisors hold the appropriate national governing body qualification for the journeying method. Some examples of these are shown below.

ExpeditionExample NGB Qualification
Bronze WalkingMountain Training Lowland Leader Award
Silver WalkingMountain Training Hill and Moorland Leader Award
Gold WalkingMountain Training Summer Mountain Leader Award
CanoeingBCU Canoe Coach AND Canoe Leader Award
Mountain BikingBritish Cycling Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership Award

In addition to this, all of our staff hold a two-day outdoor first aid certificate, safeguarding training and are members of the PVG scheme.

DofE Expeditions for Schools complete package

We tailor your expedition package, meaning that you have a truly bespoke package, which meets your requirements. Above all, the experience of your group matters to us.

We will work with you to create your expedition package. For instance some of what we can offer includes the following:

  • A training programme for the expedition. Including classroom and outdoor elements.
  • Practise expedition
  • Consolidation training between practise and qualifying expeditions
  • Qualifying Expedition
  • Expedition Assessors
  • Group Equipment hire (Tents, Stoves and Gas)
  • Individual Equipment hire (Waterproof jackets, trousers, sleeping bags and rucksacks)
  • Parents information evening
  • Risk Assessments
  • Support with the necessary expedition paperwork including green forms and route cards.

Book your Schools Expedition today

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