The Duke of Edinburgh's Award at EXCEL

    For the first time in history, esports is a part of the Duke of Edinburgh's award.

    Ever wanted to put game playing on your CV and stand out in applications? Well now you can, and best of all it's free.

    Find out the what, the why and how you should apply below.

     excel is now an approved provider for the DofE award
    We are now an approved provider for the DofE award

    What you will learn?

    You will learn the fundamentals of esports and what it means to compete at the very highest levels.

    Using Fortnite as the base game, the course covers:

    • how to improve
    • consistency
    • gameplay strategy
    • teamplay
    • wellbeing for gaming
    • and a whole lot more

    You'll be taught by the very same people who coach Excel's professional players.

    Course breakdown

    Week 1 — Fundamentals of Fortnite

    Weeks 2-6 — Game play

    Week 7 — VOD Review

    Weeks 8-11 — Game play

    Week 12 — Competitions

    Week 13 — Meet the esports teams

    What do you need to know?

    At the moment this is only available for those wanting to do a Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

    The course starts on the 1st of September and will run every Thursday for 13 weeks, ending on the 1st of December. Classes start at 4pm.

    It will be held at Excel's HQ in London at 43 Mitchell Street.

    What do you need to do?

    If you are looking for a skill activity to complete your Bronze award and are based in London, then look no further, you've found the best one.

    All you need to do is fill out the application form before the deadline of August 1st and we will get back to you.

    Applications for doing this course at EXCEL are now open. We only have five places available, act fast so you don't miss out.

    Application deadline


    Duke of Edinburgh's Application Form

    Fill out this form if you'd like to take part in our DofE programme.

    Please note that we are only able to accept London based participants.

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