In 2007, supported by The Pears Foundation, DofE commissioned The University of Northampton to carry out a study into the value of the DofE. The impact research showed that the DofE continues to offer a successful personal development programme for young people. It showed that young people do their DofE to have fun, and that support from Leaders and friends keeps them engaged.
DofE Scotland developed a pilot project in partnership with three local authorities to use DofE programmes as a framework to implement Curriculum for Excellence, provide young people with more opportunities to develop skills for learning, life and work and recognise young people’s learning and achievements.
Both of these reports can be accessed below.