The Expedition Assessor Accreditation Scheme (EAAS) provides the opportunity for new Expedition Assessors to have their training, skills and learning accredited by The Award and be nationally recognised. The programme has been designed to provide Expedition Assessors with a clear and consistent understanding of their role and responsibilities.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have appropriate outdoor skills or qualifications where required. The activities undertaken by an Expedition Assessor are considered ‘regulated activity’. They must therefore have completed, or be willing to complete, the relevant national disclosure.
The scheme is explained fully on the DofE website and contains all relevant downloads including the route to accreditation which needs to be followed by those wishing to assess.
After gaining the approval of your Licensed Organisation/Assessor Network/Approved Activity Provider, book on a course through Dorset Nexus. The Course Administrator will provide the EAAS/3 Training Course Application Form.
Prior to the course, please complete and send the DofE’s letter of completion of the online e-induction training to the Course Director, alongside all other paperwork identifying your Registering Body and evidencing technical competence, with photograph as detailed on the EAAS/3.
Expedition Assessors are now more than likely to be submitting their reports online via the assessor portal using the Participants eDofE ID number.
Dorset has a very good number of volunteer Assessors who may be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org to assess Expeditions.
DofE Assessors MUST be registered to the same Licensed Organisation as the team that they are assessing UNLESS they are assessing the team as a (Panel) Network Assessor (engaged through the Panel/Network) OR as part of an AAP package.
Registering to other Licensed Organisations/Network/AAP is very simple. Please use the form here. If this process is ignored all parties will come unstuck, including the young people.
A DCC Expenses Guidance document can be found on the resources page. It is very important to agree “terms” before either party signs on the dotted line because it can be a difficult conversation afterwards!