Is D of E and/or NCS really worth it?Watch
I have done Dofe Bronze and Silver and I am doing NCS. DofE is really difficult, but if you like outdoor stuff, DofE is for you. However NCS is quite beneficial as you do charity stuff e.c.t. and it is fun and cheap
it used to be useful on uni applications but nowadays it's kinda useless... it may help u a bit but i think that dofe ain't worth it considering how muxh you have to do .get actual work experience it's more unique.
I'm not really sure all i know is that if ur not doing a job that is related to outdoor **** then it's not reallt useful. all it shows is that u have dedication so u might as well get work experience in ur preferred skill to show ur dedication to that skill if u get what i mean. but I'm not saying its bad I'm just saying that it's a waste of time but u might as well do it if u can easily afford it and u have time to spare.
As someone who's done both, I'd say that DofE is much more intense and you *might* get more out of it, but if you're not a fan of the outdoors, like me, it might turn into a living hell that can potentially be quite pricey if your organisers make you buy some of your kit. NCS is much easier (and cheaper at only £50 I think)m since you only spend 4 weeks of summer, but from my (and my friends') experience, it's an utter waste of time. NCS is literally just evidence for your soft skill that you already have, as opposed to something actually useful.
TL;DL: if you haven't done any teamwork or commitments like volunteering, you can use NCS to pretend like you have. If your course doesn't need this kind of stuff, it's a bit of a waste of time.