Since the introduction of this award in 1956 by our
Colonel-in Chief the Duke of Edinburgh, the ACF has
been one of the largest operators of this award, helping
thousands of cadets reach one of their greatest goals.
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is not a youth organisation
like the Army Cadets - it's a youth programme offering
practical, cultural and adventurous activities. It has
become an important feature of ACF training, to the
point where more than 35% of all awards gained in the
Voluntary Youth Organisation sector last year were gained
by Army Cadets.
The Award operates at three levels, Bronze Silver and
Gold. Each level has its minimum criteria to reach,
depending on your age. As a basic guideline you must
be at least 14 to start at Bronze level, 15 for Silver
and 16 for Gold. Each of these levels must be completed
by the time you reach 25 years of age.
Within each of these levels are four main categories
At Gold level you must also participate in a Residential
Project. This is where you must spend five days working
as a member of a team, perhaps on annual camp working
as a senior cadet with another company.
For more information on Age
please click here.