Participants must follow
a Skill of their choice for the following minimum
regular commitment for a minimum of an hour per week carried out in
their leisure time.
Bronze the choice is for a minimum of 3 months or 6
Silver must be completed for a minimum of 6
months, or for direct Silver Entrants 12 months.
Gold must be completed for a minimum of 12
months or for direct Gold Entrants 18 months.
The participant must show individual progress and sustained
interest over the time required. This should lead to
a deeper knowledge of the subject and the attainment
reasonable degree of skill, based on the participant's
Check out the Skills Programmes here for ideas on what you may
There are many different types of activites you could do for your
Skill that fall roughly into the following categories:
Collections, studies and surveys
Please note that you can't use any physical activities for your
skill as they come under the Physical
See the Duke of Edinburgh Website for a range of
fantastic ideas and available programmes that you can