Last summer we asked young people doing their DofE how they’d like to capture their DofE experience once they’ve achieved their Award. The resounding response from our survey was that young achievers are looking for something of use that fits with their lifestyle and helps them in the future. A clothing memento was chosen by the majority of respondents, answered by our extended
Achievers’ range of personalised hoodies, tops, t-shirts and polo shirts.
A formal record of achievement was the next most popular choice that young people could share with potential employers, colleges and universities, as evidence of their Award. We’re currently looking into options for this, along with other templates, to support young people in their next steps and to complement the wealth of information already available on the LifeZone.
In our digital world young people document their lives on a daily, if not minute by minute, basis through social media, So it’s no surprise that fewer than 1% of achievers choose to create an Achievement Pack through eDofE.
With the above in mind we’ll be turning off the dated Achievement Pack functionality in eDofE at the end of March 2017 to invest in developments that young people have told us they want; we’ll keep you updated with our plans.