Challenge age is A personal development

programme for the over 50’s

What is Challenge Age?

Challenge Age is a personal development programme for the over 50’s. It has been inspired by the Duke of Edinburgh scheme for young people but has been adapted to respond to the needs of adults facing retirement, redundancy, unemployment, social isolation, and marginalisation. The aim of the programme is to enable adults to age positively and learn new digital skills and personal development strategies for working as an individual (Bronze Award); as a member of a team (Silver Award) and as a leader and mentor(Gold Award).

Challenge Age is supported by Isle of Wight Council through its Active Innovation Grant and through its Adult and Community Learning Grant


Course structure

The benefits

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