The Gold Award can be started once you are 16. It involves 5 sections and will take at least 12 months (if you completed Silver) or 18 months (if you are direct entry into Gold). It is made up of 5 sections:

  • Volunteering - helping someone, your community or the environment
  • Physical - becoming fitter through sport, dance or fitness activities
  • Skills - developing existing talents or trying something new
  • Expedition - planning, training for and completing an adventurous journey
  • Residential (Gold only) - staying and working away from home as part of a team



In recent years we have used the following areas for our Bronze level expeditions

Tentsmuir – Fife

Glen Tilt – Perthshire

Isle of Skye

Cairngorms – Highlands

Fisherfield and Torridon – Highlands


Madras College Proforma

Kit List
Route Card

Risk Assessments: Camping, Walking
Completion form

Expedition Training framework

Assessor pages 2014 onwards