Unity becomes a licensed centre of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award

1 May 2018

Unity Academy Blackpool is now a designated and licensed Duke of Edinburgh Award Centre.

This means they are nationally recognised and approved to organise, assess and present awards from start to finish as an official operating authority. These awards start at Bronze award level, and progress to the Silver and Gold award level. The awards involve:

Volunteering – undertaking service to individuals or the community
Physical – improving an area of sport, dance or physical activities
Skills – developing practical and social skills and personal interests
Expedition – planning, training for and completing an adventurous journey


Activities for each DofE section take a minimum of one hour a week over a set period of time, so they can be fitted in around academic study, hobbies and social lives.

Completing any stage of the award is held in high esteem by prospective employers, colleges and universities.