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The 20 Conditions of the Expedition Section

posted 7 Mar 2019, 12:52 by Peter Knight

After changes to the Bronze Award Expedition section trialled in 2018, and following a nationwide survey of expedition supervisors and assessors, the assessment criteria for qualifying expeditions have changed in time for the 2019 season.

Please see the General DofE Information page for details of the new 20 Conditions.

OXPED CIC Expeditions for 2019

posted 20 Nov 2018, 05:17 by Peter Knight

OXPED CIC has published details of its open expeditions at all levels of the Award for 2019. These are great value and are open to all participants, especially those who cannot attend their own centre's expeditions for whatever reason. OXPED is happy to accept participants with additional needs.

Please see the OXPED CIC website for full details.

DofE Job Opportunity at St Helen & St Katharine's, Abingdon

posted 12 Nov 2018, 03:54 by Peter Knight

St Helen and St Katharine are seeking to appoint a DofE Award/Expeditions Assistant from January 2019.

Please see the job advert below if you are interested.

2018-19 Leader Training Brochure

posted 9 Jul 2018, 03:52 by Peter Knight   [ updated 9 Jul 2018, 03:53 ]

We have published our 2018-2019 Leader Training Brochure, containing opportunities to gain the Lowland Leader Award and to update first aid qualifications.

Please see our Training Courses page for further information.

Our First Gold Awards

posted 23 May 2018, 05:04 by Peter Knight

Congratulations to the first group of young people to complete their Gold Award through Oxfordshire Open Award:

Abingdon Open Award: Katrina Evans, Harmony Godfrey, Kelly Moody, Jonathan Stoner, Katerina Johnson and Oliver Graham

Oxfordshire Virtual Centre: Amara Mulliner and Alistair Falconer Hall

All have been invited to a Gold Award Presentation at Buckingham Palace on Thursday 24th May. We hope they enjoy the day!

Witney Open Group - First Regular Meeting

posted 26 Apr 2018, 12:01 by Peter Knight

The Witney Open Group has announced its first regular meeting date and venue.

Please see the group's page for details.

Witney Open Group

posted 2 Mar 2018, 09:54 by Peter Knight

In association with staff and volunteers at Springfield School, we are launching a new open group in Witney. Please see the Witney Open Group page for details.

OXPED CIC Bronze Expeditions

posted 27 Jan 2018, 06:53 by Peter Knight

OXPED CIC has published details of two Bronze expeditions in 2018.

Please take a look at for full details. Spaces may be limited, so please apply as soon as possible.

DofE South East Training Courses

posted 17 Jan 2018, 04:49 by Peter Knight

Remember that there is a link to the leader training courses being run by DofE South East from our Training Courses page.

Oxfordshire-based REC2 First Aid and Lowland Leader training courses have recently been added - if you need one of these, book soon!

OXPED CIC Expeditions for 2018

posted 23 Nov 2017, 11:50 by Peter Knight

OXPED CIC has started to publish their list of expeditions for the 2018 season.

OXPED CIC is a volunteer-run not-for-profit organisation dedicated to provide good value expeditions for young people from around Oxfordshire. They expect to offer at least two expeditions at each Award level - more will be added to their website soon as details are finalised.

Please visit their Expeditions Page for further information.

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