Astronaut Leadership Experience

  • Overview
  • Becoming a Leader

  • Choose a Programme:
  • Lake District, UK with Astronaut Michael Foale
  • Arctic Norway, Arctic Circle with Astronaut Mark Kelly
  • Gobi Desert, Mongolia with Astronaut Ken Ham

  • Duke of Edinburgh

    The world’s leading achievement award for young people.

    The Duke of Edinburgh are a Charity and aim to create a world where young people can reach their full potential whatever their circumstances. Their ethos is to enable every young person of every background to do their DofE and succeed, regardless of any barriers.

    What we do

    We provide a balanced programme of activities that develops the whole person – mind, body and soul – in an environment of social interaction and team working. Young people progress through three levels of DofE programmes to achieve a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. ALE can be used to achieve any of these awards.

    Taking part builds confidence and develops self-esteem. It requires persistence, commitment and has a lasting impact on the attitudes and outlook of all young people who do their DofE.

    DofE participants are aged between 14 and 24.

    How DofE do it

    The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is delivered under special licence by over 400 partners (Licenced Organisations). Their partners support nearly 11,000 DofE centres including youth clubs, voluntary organisations, schools, colleges, Young Offenders Institutions and businesses to run DofE programmes and accredit their young people.

    We welcome any young person to join our programmes to achieve their DofE award.