Runnymede Open Awards Centre


Every year the DofE inspires hundreds of thousands of young people, from all walks of life, to explore who they are, grow in confidence and develop the skills they need to successfully navigate life.


The Award’s Purpose

We help young people build life-long belief in themselves, supporting them to take on their own challenges, follow their passions, and discover talents they never knew they had. Because when you prove to yourself that you’re ready for anything, nothing can hold you back.


The Award’s Values

Underpinning every aspect of our work are our shared values which define our culture, show what we stand for and describe how we do things:

Empowering; Inclusive; Integrity; Dynamic


The Award’s Strategic Ambitions

We want to make DofE more accessible and relevant, giving more than one million young people over the next five years the chance to participate in a life- changing DofE programme. Our four strategic goals are:

Access; Relevance; Impact; Quality