Are you interested in your child doing the Duke of Edinburgh Award in Liverpool?
MYCT is a directly licensed centre for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, offering Bronze, Silver and Gold expeditions and training, as well as the opportunity to complete the volunteering section of the award with us.  Our expedition fees are charged at a flat rate of £50 per person per day, plus initial registration fee (£20 for Bronze and Silver Awards, £25 for gold). All expeditions consist of one training day, a training camp and then the expedition itself. Costs are as follows – Bronze 5 days, 2 nights total = £250* Silver 7 days, 4 nights total = £350* Gold
  • days, 5 nights total = £400*
*Transport to/from the expedition and training is not included in the costs, but can be arranged by us at cost price.   Training Day The training day is designed to prepare participants for their expedition. Training will usually take place at MYCT’s centre based in Liverpool and will cover the following topics.
  1. Basic First Aid
  • Emergency procedure
  • Dealing with casualties
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Burns, cuts and blisters
  • Improvised carries
  • Emergency shelters
  • CPR
NB - MYCT is also able to offer more in depth, nationally accredited first aid training courses. For more info, please see our training section
  1. Navigation
a. Map reading –
  • 6 figure grid referencing
  • Signs and symbols
  • Scale
  • Contours
b. Use of a compass -
  • Taking a bearing from a map
  • Taking a bearing from an object
  • Walking on a bearing
  • Setting your map
c.  Other elements –
  • Pacing
  • Timing
  • Estimating distance
d.  Route cards/Emergency evacuation
  1. Food & Stoves
  • Selecting the correct stove
  • Fuel
  • Camp menu
  • Cooking times
  • Weight
  • Cost
  • Snacks
  • Safe water
  1. Camp Craft
  • Site selection
  • Tent erection
  • Country code
  • Going to the toilet
  • Static campsites
  • Wild campsites
  • Fire safety
  • Weather (sources of info.)
  • Leave no trace
  1. Equipment
  • Clothing
  • Walking
  • Camping
  • Care/Maintenance
Expeditions The training expedition and choice of location will be staff led, whilst the qualifying expeditions and route choices, at all levels, are group led but supervised and monitored by MYCT staff. There are a wide range of methods of completing the expedition. For more information please see the Duke of Edinburgh official website.  
Expedition training framework – bronze   Expedition training framework – silver  Expedition training framework – gold (1)