Approved Activity Providers

A list of Approved Activity Providers can be found on the D of E Website.  Some operate purely in the UK while others offer opportunities to do your expedition abroad.  The Kent DofE Office must be consulted if the use of an AAP is planned. Contact details are:

Kent DofE Office 
The Swattenden Centre
Swattenden Lane, Cranbrook, Kent  TN17 3PS
Tel: 03000 410902, 
e-mail:  DofE@kent.gov.uk

The following must be adhered to for all Gold expeditions.  

The DofE expedition notification forms for Wild Country (Green form) and for Abroad (Blue form) have been updated on the DofE web site.   These would normally be for Gold expeditions, but also apply to any venture taking place in Wild Country or Abroad at any level.

Individual participants or teams taking part in an expedition or residential opportunity with an AAP must submit all the necessary paperwork as indicated in the Completion Notes by the deadlines indicated, including the online e-Go form if Unit staff accompany the group.

Participants booking independently with an AAP where Unit staff are not involved in the trip must submit the paperwork, but an e-go is not required.

The Licence Agreements that we and the AAPs hold with DofE dictate that not only do we have to meet these deadlines, but in ALL cases the Operating Authority (Licensed Organisation) must approve expeditions according to their Policies and Procedures.  In order to comply with our contract we MUST have the paperwork in place in plenty of time to meet the deadlines.  Therefore, please do not leave this to the last minute.

Please note:

If the paperwork is not submitted as prescribed on the forms, the venture will not be approved.  There will no longer be any scope for retrospective approvals.