Award Leaders

Your child will be mentored by an Award Leader for the entire duration of the Award. Usually the Award Leader is a teacher.

All Award Leaders are trained by us to ensure that young people have access to a safe and high-quality programme. Supervisors who look after your children on an expedition must be carefully chosen by your child’s school and are subject to the school’s code of conduct and the guidelines of our National Association.

However, given the size and breadth of Duke programmes, your child may also be involved in activities that are not offered by their school but by external activity providers such as a sports club or youth center. In this case, you as the parent will be responsible for ensuring that the activity is properly conducted and insured, and that the adults involved are appropriately qualified.