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DofE Open Award Programmes

Silver & Gold Open River Expeditions 2019

Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

Below you will find dates of our future Open Award Programmes.

During the months of March through to October we run a number of Open Award Schemes, anyone that is part of a DofE programme at school or college etc. but wants to spilt from the crowd can come and join one of our water based programmes (canoe or kayak), and they can do this independently. Each programme will include two days training here in the Wye Valley, a Practice Expedition and a Qualifying Expedition. The costs below include just about everything including assessment and most of the equipment needed for the award such as tents, stoves, etc. for a full list of what we provide please contact us on 01600 890027 and for our 2019 Open Award dates please see below.

As we say we provide just about everything for the training, practice and qualifying expeditions apart from food and clothing. The two day training session is carried out at our base in Symonds Yat West with our highly experienced paddlesport instructors, we will go through not only paddling and rescue skills but camp, first aid and navigation too and for the first two nights we provide the participants with bunkhouse accommodation here at our HQ. All practice expeditions are held on the river Severn above Ironbridge and qualifying expeditions are held on the beautiful river Wye and all of our open award programmes use open canoes or kayaks.

All of our Instructors, leaders, Supervisors and Assessors are highly experienced, passionate about their sport and as you would expect well qualified and DBS cleared.

We provide:

  • Canoes and or Kayaks
  • Dry bags and or barrels
  • Tents
  • Stoves & cooking equipment
  • Bunkhouse accommodation (training)
  • Expert training
  • Highly Experienced Assessors and Supervisors
  • A stunning location
  • All staff DBS checked

Open Awards 2019

For open award dates and prices please see below.

  • Silver – £640
  • Gold – £750

Silver Awards

Based on the rivers Severn and the Wye the Silver Award programme includes 2 days training, 3 days and 2 night practice and 3 days and 2 night qualifying expedition. The cost includes the use of all the equipment needed, all instructors, supervisors, assessors etc.. everything but food, which can be provided at additional cost.

  • Training (2 days) 15th and 16th April 2019
  • Practice Expedition (3 days) 17th and 18th April 2019
  • Qualifying Expedition (3 days) 26th – 28th August 2019

Gold Awards

Like the Silver award this programme is also based on the rivers Severn and the Wye the Gold Award programme includes 2 days training, 3 days and 2 night practice and 4 days and 3 night qualifying expedition. The cost includes the use of all the equipment needed, all instructors, supervisors, assessors etc.. everything but food, which can be provided at additional cost. For the Gold Award we have a few different programme dates for you to choose from.

  • Training and Practice Expedition (5 days) – 15th – 19th April 2019
  • Qualifying Expedition (4 days) – 26th – 29th August 2019

Contact us on 01600 890027 or email us to book…

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Based At (Meeting Point): Pay & Display Car Park, Symonds Yat West Leisure Park, Symonds Yat West, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR9 6DA
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Hillcrest, Symonds Yat, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR9 6BN
Phone: 01600 890027
Mobile: 07789 895082
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