Nottinghamshire Scouts

Expedition Assessor Accreditation (EAAS)

From April 1st 2011 all assessors of DofE Expeditions working through The Scout Association as Operating Authority
must be accredited by the DofE Award

During 2010 we are encouraging all our current assessors to get accredited. To do this you must complete an 'Introduction to the DofE Course' and the EAAS course which are both one-day courses. If you have been involved with running the DofE in a Unit for more than 3 years it may be possible to just do the EAAS course. If this applies to you please contact the County Adviser now.

Expedition Assessor Accreditation Scheme courses are being arranged nationally through Gilwell. The currently available dates can be found at You can attend any of the courses which are standard across all Operating Authorities.

Courses available in the Midlands in the next few months are:

Saturday 19th June Nottinghamshire County Scout HQ, Linby
Saturday 26th June Rough Close Campsite, Coventry
Sunday 12th September Derbyshire (hopefully around Chesterfield)
Sunday 10th October Leicestershire County Scout Centre, Blaby


Prior to attending the EAAS course you will need to complete the on-line induction module which can be found at I suggest you allow a good half an hour to complete this. You need to achieve a pass of greater than 80% in the assessment at the end of it. You will then be able to print out a letter confirming you have completed the module and you need to take this with you to the EAAS course. You also need to do a pre-course learning module which can be found at This module will take about 20 minutes at the end of which are 4 True/False questions. You need to get 100% correct in order to be able to print out the completion letter which you will also need to take with you to the EAAS course.

The EAAS course covers the requirements for assessing DofE expeditions with particular reference to the 20 conditions

In Scouting our permit scheme then determines the level of DofE Award expedition which you can assess. All assessors will need a Nights Away permit. If you do not hold a Terrain 1 or 2 permit you will be accredited for Bronze & Silver expeditions only but this is OK for Terrain Zero areas ie up to heights of 500 metres (all of Nottinghamshire & most of the White Peak of Derbyshire)

Holders of Terrain 1 & 2 permits can apply to be Gold Expedition assessors which will require completion of a further online module at but this only takes 5 minutes.

On completion of the EAAS course all leaders will need to have a Supported Assessment. Please contact the County Adviser so this can be arranged.