The Next Generation of Leaders

What is Young Leaders?

The Young Leaders Programme is a bespoke leadership programme, the first of its kind to cater specifically for young people 14+ years old. Graduates of the young leaders programme feel more confident in their leadership abilities when it comes to interacting with others, forming friendships, being proactive, and carrying out their leadership responsibilities.

In 2014, 88% of employers surveyed by the British Chamber of Commerce felt school leavers were not ready for the workplace. A lack of ‘soft skills’ such as communication, team-work and resilience was highlighted by 57% of employers.

#iwill factsheet, Employment, by Step Up to Serve

The programme takes place over a 2-day, 2-night residential, where Young people take part in activities such as Raft Building and Rock Climbing while undertaking Leadership Workshops, and completing a Log Book of their work. This Log Book provides evidence for the qualification. After the weekend away, young people are asked to go back to their youth groups, communities, work places or schools and run an activity or take responsibility for something new, which they then get feedback on. Once this is complete, we review their Log Books and apply for their qualification.

Young Leaders is not only for the highly academic. Due to its unique combination of experiential learning and accessible assessment tools, young people of all abilities and backgrounds can achieve a qualification, which gives them a real ‘edge’.

The programme is a Level 2 Award in Leadership and Team Skills, and is accredited by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM). The programme is nationally recognised, meaning that employers, colleges and universities hold it in high regard.

For Schools

The programme is a Level 2 Award in Leadership and Team Skills, and is accredited by the Institute of Leadership & Management – ILM. The programme is nationally recognised, meaning that employers, colleges and universities will hold it in high regard.

We tailor programmes to meet specific needs – please talk to us to see what the Young Leaders Programme could do for your school.

Are you a school, business of youth organisation?

Alumni

We would love for the young people who completed the programme to stay involved! Please get in touch to find out about available opportunities that will enable you to build on your new leadership skills and develop further.

Bespoke Courses

The Young Leaders Programme provides vital skills to help young people to excel. We provide opportunities and support for attendees to improve their abilities in team work, taking initiative, assesrtiveness and holding responsibility. The programme creates a safe space for challenge and personal growth and has shown demonstrable improvements in student’s confidence and self-esteem.

We can tailor the programme to meet specific needs – please get in touch to see what The Young Leaders can do for your organisation.

Testimonials

“I’ve been so lucky to have been given such outstanding opportunities, I wouldn’t be who am I today without them. But young people’s futures shouldn’t be decided by luck. The work Oxfordshire Youth does ensures that as many young people as possible have opportunities to grow and become empowered in a way they wouldn’t otherwise be able to.”

Maya

Upcoming Young Leaders’ Open Residential Programmes

26th – 28th July 2019
11th – 13th November 2019
17th – 19th February 2020
19th – 21st February 2020
13th – 15th March 2020

Please get in touch to find out more.

Become an accredited Training Centre

Would your organisation like to become an accredited Training Centre for the Young Leaders Programme? Oxfordshire Youth can provide all the training and support for your organisation to deliver the ILM accredited Young Leaders programme under licence from Oxfordshire Youth. Please get in touch to find out more.