The Award is about individual challenge as well as perseverance and determination. With guidance from their Award Leader, Assessor or other Award volunteers, each young person should be encouraged to examine themselves, their interests, abilities and ambitions, then set themselves challenges in four different sections of the Award.
Rationale: In an increasingly challenging world, it is imperative to develop other skills other than the academics. The DoE Award is highly regarded by Sixth Form Colleges, Universities and future employers. It provides the basis for discipline; a balanced mind and emotional stability.