Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

Select courses contain content that can contribute to a Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.

What can be ticked off?

Completing a Mind Body Soul or Classic course at Outward Bound will support you to tick off the following areas:

 ✔ Silver Adventurous Journey

 Training, Practice and Qualifier

 ✔ Gold Adventurous Journey

 Training, Practice and Qualifier

 ✔ Gold Residential

If you are 16 years old and have registered for Gold, you can use the Mind Body Soul course for your Residential Project

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How will it be ticked off?

At the completion of your Outward Bound course, you will be awarded a certificate to acknowledge your completion of the course. This certificate will stand as evidence toward the completion of your course and act as the evidence to sign off your Adventurous Journey/Residential Project.

You have two options for sign off:

- Present your physical Duke of Ed record book and have it ticked and signed off by your instructor. If you choose this option, please ensure you tell your instructor at the START of your course that you are qualifying for DoE.

- If you have an Online Record Book (ORB) all you need to do is scan and upload your Outward Bound certificate as evidence and add the details of your Award Leader as your assessor. For more details, follow the 'Option Two' process outlined in this document.


If you have any difficulty following this process, please get in touch with your Award Leader or send us an email at info@outwardbound.co.nz

Using the ORB website

  • Go to www.onlinerecordbook.org
  • From the home page, select Adventurous Journey (or piece you are being signed off for).
  • Select Practice or Qualifying (or piece you are being signed off for).
  • Click Report.
  • Click Send for Approval.
  • DO NOT CLICK “SEND TO ASSESSOR” - You will not get this signed off.
  • Click the Add Document box. Now you can upload a copy of your certificate. The document can be a Word document, PDF (scan) or JPEG file.
  • Select Send to Award Leader. This will then show up on your Award Leader’s Adventurous Journey To Do List for them to approve or revise.

More information

A guide to completing your Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award with Outward Bound


If you have any further questions, please get in touch with us at info@outwardbound.co.nz or 0800 688 927.