All about DofE with Be Kassapian

How does the DofE skills programme work?

To avoid confusion, here are the Duke of Edinburgh guidelines, from their website, for doing your Bronze, Silver or Gold skills:

Which level are you doing?

There are three levels of programme you can do which, when you’ve successfully completed them, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Sectional activities need to average an hour a week, with the first and last activities being the full section duration apart. At Bronze level, it is typical for activities to be weekly. For longer sections at Silver and Gold (potentially at Bronze, depending on the activity), it can help for the activity to be longer (in terms of hours per session) but less often.


Skills section: 3 months (+ an optional 3 months)

You also have to spend an extra three months on one of the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections. It’s your choice which one and, though you can change your mind later, you should decide which section you want to do for longer at the beginning..


Physical and Skills sections: One section for 6 months and the other section for 3 months


Physical and Skills sections: One section for 12 months and the other section for 6 months

NOTE: If you jump in with the silver or gold award, there will be an additional requirement, details can be found on the DofE website under 'timescales'.

How do Be in the Kitchen courses fit DofE?

All my courses are for 3 months. If you wish to continue for 6 or 12 months, you simply choose another course.

Save money by booking more than one course!

If you are not sure whether you would like to cook for longer than 3 months, that is fine!

Just see how you get on and if you are enjoying it all, then you can add on another course when you are ready - just let me know before I sign you off!

Book 2 x 3 month courses on the same day: Save 10% on the second course.

£15 will be refunded to you within 24 hours of your booking.

Book 4 x 3 month courses on the same day: Receive 15% off all your courses.

£90 will be refunded within 24 hours of your booking.

Explore The Available Duke of Edinburgh Courses Here:

Coming Soon....

Free-from: Gluten and Dairy

I am a specialist teacher in gluten and dairy-free cooking. I have written and run the workshops at Leith's School of Food & Wine for their 'Free From' section and I am thrilled with the feedback from my clients there, so... I thought I should bring them straight to you!

Available From May

Bread, Cakes & Pastry

These days, I bake infrequently. However, it remains that these skills are an outstanding addition to any chef's repertoire as you can earn good money by using them. Not only that, but everyone should be able to make a decent cake, loaf or tart for their mother's birthday!

Coming Soon!

What happens when I book a course?

  • Receive confirmation and welcome email.

  • Receive log-in details and online access to the course.

  • Choose contract form (3, 6 or 12 months). Fill it out and return to Be ASAP to start the course!

  • Find recipe pack download and print off.

  • Buy display folder and pop recipes inside.

  • Receive report submission dates from Be

  • Read all instructions carefully.

  • Get going!

  • Submit half-way feedback on agreed dates via whatsapp or email.

  • Submit final feedback on agreed dates.

  • Tell Be if you'd like to continue for 3 more months.

  • Receive completion certificate and final report.

  • Be will submit her AAP report direct to DofE.

  • Job done!

If you have any questions at all, just book a call or send me an email,

I'd love to help you join my Virtual kitchen!

Still not sure? ....

Test drive me with my FREE "I Can Cook" video

Click here to recieve a free cookery video and receipe pack to cook a 3 course meal with cocktails and canapés!

Can't wait to see you soon! Be x


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