The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award began in the UK in the 1950s. It has grown to include countries all over the world and tens of thousands of students are involved worldwide every year. The award suits students who are already doing some extra-curricular activities. The sections include an expedition (for example a tramp), sport, skill, and service.
Gaining the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary award requires commitment. If you complete the award at any level, you will have an edge when it comes to applying for jobs later on because you have developed a wide range of skills by the time you’ve completed it.