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Seal Of Approval For Duke Of Edinburgh Award
November 21, 2016

Middlesbrough College has become an official licenced centre to deliver the Duke of Edinburgh Award. It means that more students than ever before can complete this prestigious award alongside their studies.

Along with a residential trip and expeditions, students will be required to pursue a skill to develop, improve their physical fitness and volunteer in the community. Over 200 companies recognise the value of this Award towards employability skills and it is the most recognised volunteering programme by employers. Many universities also value the benefit of Duke of Edinburgh as a valuable addition to a student’s UCAS application.

Duke of Edinburgh supports over 250,000 young people annually. Middlesbrough College offers the bronze, silver and gold scheme meaning that students who have completed a previous Award in school can advance to the higher level whilst at College. Alongside A Level and BTEC students, in some cases apprentices can also complete the programme if it can be scheduled around their work hours.

Mike Bulmer, Student Services Manager commented: “We have a long history of delivering the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award in partnership with Middlesbrough Council, and we’re thrilled to now be recognised as an official partner for Duke of Edinburgh.

“For many students, coming to Middlesbrough College is about more than just getting a qualification, it’s about developing skills for later life, and we feel that this programme is a great way of achieving this.

“Whether students are planning on progressing to university study or employment, The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a great addition to a student’s CV.”

Students interested in completing the Duke of Edinburgh Award should contact James Hartley, College Sportmaker or Josh Cartwright, Outdoor Activator in the Wellbeing Pod. Alternatively, come along to a weekly Wednesday meeting between 5-6pm in room 1.075-1.06.

For further information call 01642 333725 or email ja.hartley@mbro.ac.uk.

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