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What young people say...

We are pleased to present our research into the experiences, perceptions and aspirations of young people, Seen and Heard. To download the full report and executive summary please see this page.


Independent Impact Research

In 2007, supported by Pears Foundation, we commissioned The University of Northampton to carry out a groundbreaking study into the value of the DofE.  The Impact Research showed that the DofE continues to offer successful personal development programmes for young people.  It showed that young people do their DofE to have fun, and that support from Leaders and friends keeps them engaged.


Young offenders

The Executive Summary of the DofE making a difference with young people in custody.


United Learning Trust research

Download a summary of the independent ULT research showing the DofE's value to employers.


Value of extra-curricular activities

Read World challenge's 2015 report on the value of Extra-curricular activities, like the DofE, here...