The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme (known as DofE) is open to those aged 14 – 24 years and has three Award levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold.

Challenge Wales is an Approved Activity Provider for both the Gold Residential and [new for 2022] Silver and Gold Expedition.

The Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward, onboard Challenge Wales with some DofE participants

Any voyages that are 5 days or more qualify as a Gold DofE Residential.

Don’t forget bursary funding is available to support all UK residents (aged 12 – 25 years) to jump onboard Challenge Wales, so check out our Bursaries page to see how. This can often automatically reduce your voyage costs by 50% and in some cases much more.

Adventure Residentials: 2024

Our Adventure Residentials onboard Challenge Wales and Adventure Wales are perfect for those looking for something different to do during 2024. Join us if you are looking to have fun outdoors, meet new people, learn about ocean literacy, develop your teamwork skills or are undertaking your Gold DofE Residential.

Check out our range of residential opportunities here.

Need help with your voyage costs? Check out our bursary funding page for more details…Don’t forget our bursary can automatically cover 50% of your voyage costs.

If you would like to join us we suggest you book your voyage as soon as possible.