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Kidderminster College to launch Duke of Edinburgh scheme
8:00am Tuesday 19th March 2013 in News
KIDDERMINSTER College has teamed up with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) charity so students can improve their employability skills.
Students aged between 14 and 24 will have to complete a programme of activities in four sections, ranging from volunteer work to physical activities and conducting expeditions to improving skill sets.
Mark Layton, public services tutor at the college said: “It is fantastic being able to offer the Duke of Edinburgh Award to our students.
“Such a prestigious award will offer learners further opportunities to gain life skills in a fun way.”
He added an expedition to the Peak District for public services and outdoor adventure students had already been planned.
Punlic services student Kim Poultney, 16, said: “The Duke of Edinburgh Award will be a new and different challenge for us. Plus, it will enhance our CVs and will make us stand out from the crowd which is important in today’s competitive job market.”