Duke of Edinburgh Award

Award Centres

DofE award

Open DofE centres

DofE programmes are delivered under special licence to ensure they meet specific standards. You’ll be supported by a DofE Leader who offers advice and encouragement along your journey. Everyone involved is focused on helping you have an experiences that will shape your future.

The following Centres run under the Isle of Wight Council operating licence.


Newport Open Award Centre

Address:          The Island Learning Centre, Newport, PO30 5HZ

Co-ordinator:     Carol Taverner

E-mail:              dofe.award@iow.gov.uk

Phone:             01983 823818

Opening hours: Thursdays 18:00 to 20:00


Network Ryde @ 147

Address:          147 High Street, Ryde, PO33 2RE

Co-ordinator:    Phil Plant

E-mail:             admin@networkryde.org

Phone:             01983 300128

Opening hours: Wednesdays 


Cowes Open Award Centre

Address:          Cowes Enterprise College Campus, Crossfield Avenue, Cowes, PO31 8HB

Co-ordinator:    Jo Gibson

E-mail:             JGibson@cowesec.org  

Phone:             01983 203103

Opening hours: Tuesdays 14:45 to 15:30


Brading Youth Centre

Address:          High Street, Brading, PO36 0DH

Co-ordinator:    Barbara Creed

E-mail:             creed373@btinternet.com

Phone:             01983 407523 or 07837 668453

Opening hours: Tuesdays from 19:00


Other Open Award groups may be set up in other areas if there is sufficient demand. Please contact us and let us know!