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Approved Activity Providers (AAP) are organisations, both commercial and charitable whose Expedition, Residential or Volunteering section opportunities have been approved by the DofE as meeting our sectional conditions and can count towards the achievement of a DofE Award.  AAPs are able to provide Assessors and sign off the section.

You can confidently use these organisations but please remember that it is your Licensed Organisation which has the final say on the suitability of a programme in terms of health and safety requirements and the DofE can give no assurances as to the financial stability of an AAP. When booking on to an open expedition the participant/parent/guardian may be responsible for evaluating the health and safety of the expedition as it is a private contract with the AAP.  Talk to your LO for advice.

Always remember to let your Licensed Organisation know you are using an AAP and ensure that notification/health and safety approval paperwork is submitted where appropriate. This may not be the case for privately booked open expeditions, check with your Licenced Organisation in advance to see if they require notification paperwork.

The list of AAPs below have the resources to cater for a diverse range of needs. If you have any requirements regarding specific needs, please do not hesitate to contact your Regional Office [link regional contacts], or contact the AAP directly.

For information on how to become an AAP click here.

 Expedition Section AAPs 

Residential section

All Residential providers will be included on this list as their programme catchment areas are countrywide. Click here to visit the Residential listing.