Girls' Brigade Northern Ireland, GBNI

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Duke of Edinburgh

Girls' Brigade Northern Ireland has been an operating authority for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award since 1960. We have over 100 companies registered as DofE Award centres. If your GB Company does not run the DofE Award don't worry just ask your Captain to contact your DofE District Representative who will help you get started with an operating unit.

Duke of Edinburgh Award Duke of Edinburgh Award

For more information generally about the DofE Award click here

Start DofE!  It is a great attraction for older girls in your company. Contact your District Representative for details.


Are you aged between 14-25? If so then .... You Can Do It!


  • Good fun
  • Meet others
  • Learn new skills
  • Improve fitness
  • Gain a world wide recognised qualification.

Your GB Badgework can count towards your Award too! 

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award
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This is an interactive online system that helps young people manage their DofE programme. In using eDofE, participants can record online a range of evidence of their activities for the different sections of the Award and leaders can monitor their progress. At the end of the programme, participants will get an achievement pack - a lovely way to keep those memories, comments and pictures alive!

Safeguards have been built into the system to protect young people online. In addition, only leaders who have been checked through AccessNI are permitted to access the system.

Registering GB Leaders/Companies for eDofE

GBNI started using eDofE in summer 2010. If your company is not yet set up follow steps 1 -3 below:

  1. Leaders using eDofE must be Access NI checked. If you are already checked, move on to step 2. If you haven't been checked for your existing work in GB, then you'll need to get a check done now. AccessNI checks are done through your church - explain to the nominated child protection person in your church that eDofE is a new part of your role and requires a background check.
  2. Download the eDofE leader enrolment form from our Leaders section and send to GBHQ. GBHQ will set up an eDofE account for you and email you your login details.
  3. Start using eDofE!

There are lots of useful help sheets on the eDofE system, so once you've logged on you have access to all of that information. Your District rep will also be able to help you with any queries on using eDofE.

Useful DofE Resources

  • Running DofE in GB - a guide for leaders (available from the Leaders' Section/Awards).
  • DofE website –
  • Expedition Handbook for all you need to know about running the expedition part of DofE. (Available in the Leaders' Section)
  • For discounted expedition clothing from Go Adventure – click here for online discount code.

Already have the Award?

Help others to gain theirs!  Contact your District Representative for details of how to become a Duke of Edinburgh's Award leader in GB.


To help young people through the expedition section of DofE, leaders need to have some training and a relevant qualification. One great way to meet that standard is to take the BB/GB Expedition and Outdoor Leadership Award ... Level 1 of this course will enable you to train and supervise groups doing Bronze and Silver DofE; you will need Level 2 for Gold ventures. For more information see our Training for Leaders handbook in the Leaders' Section.

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