The Bronze Award is aimed at students who are at least 14 years old; therefore, students will normally be invited to sign up to the scheme in Year 9.
A Bronze DofE programme has four sections: Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition. Students must do a minimum of three months activity for each of the Volunteering, Physical and Skills sections; and plan, train for and complete a two day (one night) Expedition.
Students also have to spend an extra three months on one of the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections. It’s their choice which one and, though they can change your mind later, they should decide which section they want to do for longer at the beginning. Knowing how long they're going to do it for will help them to choose their activity and set their goals for each section.
It will usually take students at least 6 months to complete their Bronze programme.