The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award  (DofE)

Duke of Edinburgh DofE
Knebworth Karate Club encourages & support students aged 14 to 24 years old who participate in the DofE challenge using Karate as part of the PHYSICAL section. Application for the DofE is usual via schools, colleges and Universities or simply go to: http://www.dofe.org

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (commonly abbreviated D of E) is the generic name for a youth awards programme founded in the United Kingdom in 1956 by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, that has since expanded to 144 nations. The awards recognise adolescents and young adults for completing a series of self-improvement exercises modelled on Kurt Hahn‘s solution to the “Six Declines of Modern Youth”.

As independent assessors of the PHYSICAL section, Knebworth Karate Club helps develop key attributes such as leadership, teamwork, self-motivation, communication, confidence, consideration and the ability to learn.

Knebworth Karate Club Assessors produce the relevant Assessor’s report for this particular skills section.

We have specific knowledge of the Martial Art activity undertaken and are aware of all the key objectives required to provide a positive experience which contributes to the student’s development.
The Assessor is available at key stages throughout the experience in order to assess the students progress.

Once the PHYSICAL section is complete, the Knebworth Karate Assessors meet with the student to discuss their performance, experiences and achievements.

Our Assessor will also decide whether they have met the DofE requirements – to prove they have demonstrated effort, perseverance, improvement and made progress towards their section goals. This information, along with comments from the Assessor, is recorded on the Assessor’s report. Assessor’s reports can be submitted in two ways, these include Online: at www.DofE.org/assessor  or on the report card supplied by the candidates.

If you would like to find out more about the DofE please visit  http://www.dofe.org or contact us at the club.