DofE Skill

Completing the Skills section of DofE is all about you.

There are literally hundreds of different ways to complete this section. What is it that really gets your gears turning? What secret passion has you flared up enough to power a hot air balloon?  Perhaps you want to learn to play an instrument, learn to drive, or speak a new language? Do you want to be the next big thing in Italian cooking? Or perhaps becoming a wildlife photographer and travelling around the globe?

For your skills activity you need to choose an activity that will allow you to prove you have broadened your understanding and increased your expertise in your chosen skill. It should not be a physical activity, for example horse riding, as this counts towards your Physical section, however, you could choose to learn about caring for horses.

You’ll find loads of ideas on the DofE’s website including 10 broad areas that you might want to consider.


Still short on ideas?

If you still need some inspiration you can find many more detailed ideas within each of those 10 sections below.




Employability Skills

Don’t forget to log your Employability skills on the Skills Log from taking part in this opportunity!
Learning and Adaptability – earning a brand new skill and developing this over several months shows that you are flexible and have the ability to learn new things in a relatively short space of time.