Dorset County Council DofE Current Centres

Where are they?

Links to each Centre and/or their coordinators are below. Most are term time only:-

Open Award Centres:

Corfe Mullen  Mondays 7-9pm, BH21 3HQ, Nigel Christopher

Gillingham  Tuesdays 4-7pm, SP8 4AZ, Tony Baverstock

Wareham  1st and 3rd Sundays 5-8pm, BH20 4PH, Barry Ashdown

Sturminster Newton  Thursdays 6.30-8.30pm, DT10 1DT, Dawn Ball

Swanage  1st and 3rd Mondays 6-8pm, BH19 2BS, Pete Meteau

Schools, academies and colleges

All Saints CE School, Weymouth Kevin Butcher

Beaminster School Rachael Randall

Beaucroft Foundation School (SEN), Wimborne Diane Wilkinson

Blandford School  Anna Hayball

Budmouth College, Weymouth Sam Temple

Dorset Studio School, Dorchester Neal Burton

Gryphon School, Sherborne Geoff Cooke

Lytchett Minster School  Lucie Popham

Mountjoy School, Beaminster Emma Nokes

Queen Elizabeth’s School, Wimborne Alex Priest

Shaftesbury School  David Parry

Sir John Colfox School, Bridport Nathan Bartlett

Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester  Paul Bendall and Paul Norman

Westfield Arts College (SEN), Weymouth Rosie Down

Wey Valley School, Weymouth  Mark Salmon

Woodroffe School, Lyme Regis  Sarah Vincent

Yewstock College  Kat Jory 

Independent schools

Leweston, Sherborne  Julie Wells

Milton Abbey  Nicole Forbes-Marshall

Sherborne Girls  Jayne Dart

Sherborne Boys  James Hull

Sherborne International  Jennifer Donnelly

Dorset Virtual Gold

This is for the independent young person who cannot find a DofE Centre near them but wants to complete their Gold. There is no need to have completed previous levels.

If you’re aged 16+ then the Virtual Centre is for you. You don’t need to attend any meetings, unless undertaking your Expedition, and you can choose what you want to do and when you want to do it. This is a chance for you to gain new experiences, give yourself an edge over the competition and develop yourself in ways that employers and universities are hungry for. Find out more on our Going for Gold page.

The benefits of doing DofE: one young person’s view and the skills for work gained.

Find examples of personal statements here

Read the article in The Guardian (February 2016) which recommends including your DofE experiences on your CV