Welcome to the website for the Uckfield Community Technology College Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme. The Scheme has been running at college for upwards of 30 years,  currently coordinated by Allan Strong with the support of a team of experienced and qualified volunteers . The college caters for 1800 students, aged 11 to 18, and this means a wide range of participants, from bronze to gold. 

This site is aimed at keeping all those involved, well informed of news and important information concerning expeditions and awards.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (also known as the 'DoE' or 'DofE') is an award programme for ages 14-24 which promotes physical activities and helping the community, providing character building and while developing friendship. Founded by HRH Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh after visiting a school in the Scottish highlands which ran a series of exercises not particularly dissimilar to the awards that are known today. Founded in 1956, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award has been running now for 60 years, and there are around 275,000 young people participating in the award at any one time in the United Kingdom.

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If you are looking for the official Duke of Edinburgh website, you can find it here.

News Feed

Wednesday 4th April 2018

Important Notice for all the Year 10 Bronze. Act Now and be sure that you do not miss the Deadlines !

Read and then be bothered to do what you need to DO or miss out.

Sunday 4th March 2018

Please Note the Deadline was Tuesday 27th February 2018, However due to Snowdays last week please Make sure that MEDCON’s for the Training Day Walk Sunday 11th March 2018 are Handed in on Tuesday 6th March at DofE, THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE.

I cannot tell you how important it is for you to log in to this site regularly.

Tuesday 27th February 2018

I trust that you all had a great Snowday!  

Information for the Girls Bronze Practise has been uploaded, please act on it soon rather then later.

Sunday 18th February 2018

Good day to you all we are now more than halfway through February which means that the year is moving on at a pace with lots coming up in rapid succession. Visit this site regularly and keep yourself informed and up to date, so you know what you have got to do.  I would also like to remind you and your teams that the deadlines for your Expedition planning is looming fast.  Check out ‘Resources Tab’ new stuff being loaded all the time.

Gold Letter and MEDCON for the Lake District Practise are in the usual ‘Tabs’

All of you need to make yourselves familiar with this document  Practice, Assessment and Purpose work Deadlines which is living in the ‘Tab’ Notifications.

Monday 15th January 2018
Well done to you all that visit the this site regularly and keep your self informed and up to date with what is needed to be done.
Please give a nudge too those that aren't.
Today I have uploaded letters for 'Silver Gold Training Day Walk Two' which is on Sunday 12th March 2018. The thing to note is if you are Bronze 2017 2018 and you are missing one of your three Training Day Walks then you will need to be on this Silver Gold Day Walk.

Well done and good work to the two teams that were out on the Downs and in Friston Forest on Saturday night 17:30 to 00:30 doing Night Navigation Training in preparation for the Charlton Chase Challenge at the end of this month.

Sunday 31st December 2017
Happy New Year to Everyone! 
 January is going to be a busy month although we may be in Mid-winter, so it is important that everyone has an eye on the ball (i.e. this website)  to keep up with what is going on and whether you need to be getting MEDCON's filled in and Handed in. The first of which happens on Saturday 13th January 2018 Charlton Chase Night Navigation Training Friston Forest. followed by The Charlton Chase Challenge Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th January 2018.
Bronze Camp Craft & Living Outdoors Day Sunday 4th February 2018.
The Letters and the MEDCON's are up under the usual Tabs. 

Monday 13th November 2017
Silver Gold Training day walk one Ashdown Forest Circular: is Saturday  2nd December 2017. The Letter and the MEDCON are up under the usual Tabs. 

Saturday 4th November 2017
Charlton Chase Challenge Night Navigation Training- Saxon Down Circular: is this Saturday coming 11th November2017. The Letter and the MEDCON are under the Tab 'Charlton Chase Challenge' 

Tuesday 17th October 2017
Bronze second training day walk - Nutley Circular: The Letter and the MEDCON are in the usual places. Please make sure that the MEDCON is downloaded, filled in and returned no later than the deadline as stated in the letter. 

Sunday 1st October 2017
Gold navigation training on Dartmoor Friday 20th to Tuesday 24th of October.  The Letter and the MEDCON are in the usual places.
Monday 25th September 2017
The training day walk that took place on Saturday 23rd went very well.  Thank you to all the participants and parents for getting to Glynde in good time for starting the day.
News for Silver & Gold
Charlton Chase Challenge is happening "Hooray" so another chance to go and get those top placings again, look out for the announcements on this site and in your Google Classroon.

Monday 4th September 2017
Bronze Training Day Walk One Saturday 23rd September 2017  the Letter and forms are in the usual places.

Tuesday 15th August 2017 
Silver Assessment Long Mynd Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th September 2017  the Letter and forms are in the usual places.

Tuesday 11th July 2017 
Gold Assessment to Snowdonia the Letter and forms are in the usual places.

Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Year 10 Bronze for the teams that are doing your assessment Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th of June 2017 Letter and MEDCON has been uploaded to the site.
Make sure you hand in all paperwork and have payment made before the deadline to avoid disappointment.

Congratulations to all the Year 10 Bronze who were successful achieving their Expedition on the weekend 13th and 14th of May. We are now looking forward to receiving the purpose work that is connected to this venture so to finish this section of the Award.  

Tuesday 25th April 2017
Year 10 Bronze for the teams that are doing your assessment Friday 12th to Sunday 14th of May Letter and MEDCON has been uploaded to the site.
Make sure you hand in all paperwork and have payment made before the deadline to avoid disappointment.

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