Open DofE centres

Should you have any difficulty accessing the DofE either through your school or a voluntary organisation with which you are involved, have you considered contacting an open DofE centre?

There may be an open centre in your area who can offer you the full DofE programme with DofE Leaders with a wealth of experience. All our active open DofE centres are noted below in counties. Should you still experience difficulty in accessing the DofE, please do not hesitate to contact the local office on (028) 9069 9100 or by emailing


* Carnmoney Open DofE Centre: Mr Eddie Fleming, 17 Craiglands Manor, Ballyclare Road, Newtownabbey, BT36 5FG.Tel: 07807 581904 Email:

* Lisburn District Scouts (Open DofE Centre): Mrs Heather Best, 70 Richmond Court, Lisburn, BT27 4QX. Tel: (028) 9258 8219


* Ballymore Open DofE Centre: Mrs Sally Kelly, 24 Madden Road, Tandragee, BT62 2DG.Tel: 0787 9277 492 Email:


* Belfast Activity Centre: Barnett’s Stableyard, Barnett Demesne, Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 5PB. Tel: (028) 9060 0132 Email:
* City of Belfast YMCA: Ms Geraldine Stinton, Lagan Meadow, 58 Knightsbridge Park, Belfast, BT9 5EH. Tel: (028) 9068 4660/4 Email:


* Banbridge Open DofE Centre: Mr Edwin Parks, SELB, Armagh Youth Office, 3 Charlemont Place, The Mall, Armagh, BT61 9AX. Tel: (028) 3751 2295
* Hinch Open DofE Centre: Mr Dave Wilson, 24 Lisburn Road, Ballynahinch, Co Down BT24 8BL. Tel: 07759166094, Email:
* Killinchy Activity Group: Mr David Morrow MBE, 91 Ballydorn Road, Killinchy, BT23 6QB.Tel: (028) 9754 2087 Email:
* Newry Open Award Centre: Miss Niamh McNamee, Newry Teacher Centre, Downshire Road, Newry, BT34 1EE. Tel: (028) 3025 3162, Email:
* Maze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Group: Mrs Barbara Carlisle, Tel: 07743853816 Email:
* The Warehouse Open Centre: Mr Mark Shaw, 3 Glenford Way, Newtownards, BT23 4BX
Tel: (028) 9182 1721, Email:


* Causeway Open DofE Centre: Ms Jane Thompson, 3 Sandel Court, Coleraine, BT52 1WJ.
Tel: (028) 7032 1648, Mobile: 07990 822395, Email:, website:
* Mid Ulster Open DofE Centre: Mr Tom Gourely, EMS Group Training and Conference Centre, 37 Rainey Street, Magherafelt, BT45 5AE. Tel: 07802 940313 Email:


* Dunngannon Open Centre: Mr Jimmy McCann, Dungannon Divisional Youth Office, Unit 2, 4 Church Lane, Dungannon, BT71 6AA. Tel: 028 8772 2167, Mobile 0787 2651 331, Email:

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