Cumbria Outdoors - Training opportunities for DofE leaders

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, any courses are subject to government advice

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) develops young people for life and work. It helps them to fulfill their potential and have a brighter future. For many young people, the impact can be life-changing.

Dates and time:

Monday 1 February 2021  10am to 4pm

Course outline: 

The Expedition Assessor Accreditation Scheme (EAAS) training provides a route to accreditation for those who wish to assess DofE expeditions. Expedition Assessors check that expeditions meet the DofE's required 20 conditions.

The e-induction and EAAS pre-course e-learning modules must be completed in advance of the course, as well as the Gold Assessor e-learning (for Assessors at Gold level, or those assessing in wild country). Access the e-learning from

The EAAS training course covers the role and responsibilities of the Expedition Assessor and is normally delivered as a one day course.

After successfully completing the EAAS course, delegates must be endorsed by a Licensed Organisation, Approved Activity Provider or Assessor Network within two years. They can then be accredited as an Expedition Assessor and are able to assess DofE expeditions.

For further information and introductory course resources, visit the Expedition Assessor Accreditation Scheme webpage:

Target audience:

Teachers (secondary), DofE supporters, Departments wishing to run DofE, Outdoor Education Leaders, AAPs, DofE Co-ordinators and Leaders in Educational Establishments (Secondary).

Course provider:

Ruth Ramsdale  - Operations Officer, DofE North


  • To identify current knowledge of the DofE's principles and 20 conditions of the Expedition section and the importance of the aim of the expedition.
  • To outline the role of the Expedition Assessor and the steps to assessment.
  • To help Assessors understand the importance of social and personal development within the Expedition section.
  • To confirm that delegates have the knowledge to ensure that expeditions meet the DofE's 20 conditions.
  • To understand the varying modes of travel that can be used for a DofE expedition and the environments in which they can take place.
  • To understand the processes involved in the debrief, presentation and DofE completion part of the expedition and how this can lead to a successful outcome for the participant.


Lisa Hignett - Duke of Edinburgh's Award Co-ordinator, Cumbria County Council 


Telephone:  01768 812280


Hawse End Centre  
CA12 5UE

Course fee: £78 (includes lunch) 

Course code: EAAS014505

Expedition Assessor Accreditation Course booking form (WORD 250KB)