The Duke of Edinburgh's Award The Award is very popular with many School and Youth groups here in the Oldham area, yet running the Expedition section can present a number of challenges for supervising staff. Castleshaw Centre, Oldham Council's Outdoor and Environmental Education Service, is licensed as an Operating Authority Approved Activity Provider by the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. for Expedition and Residential elements of the Award. We can support staff and participants in a number of ways..
Expedition training packages for DoE Groups
This normally takes the form of a number of weekends (residential or non- residential), and will culminate in an assessed expedition.
Training for group leaders
We can offer training courses in Navigation, Hill skills and camp craft leading to a number of Nationally recognised Awards.
We can provide qualified staff to assist with supervision of Award groups while on practice or qualifying expeditions.
The Castleshaw centre building and camping field are regularly used by groups undertaking expedition training, both within and outside the expedition season Other sections of the Award Physical Recreation Many of the Activities we provide, such as kayaking and climbing, can count towards this section of the Award Residential Project We periodically organise summer residentials which qualify for this section of the Award. Information on this will be listed in the Courses section.