The Next Generation of Leaders

Oxford Young Leaders 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.

Businesses are clear that key drivers of success for young people in their working lives are attitudes and attributes such as resilience, enthusiasm, creativity and communication skills.

CBI/Pearson Education and Skills Annual Report, November 2018

Investing in our Future Leaders

Join Oxfordshire Youth at Blenheim Palace to find out how our Future Leaders programme can benefit your organisation. Future Leaders inspires, motivates and develops your young workforce and future employees, increasing their confidence and their leadership and team skills enabling them to take responsibility and be the best they can be in their current and future […]

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Young Leaders programme

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.

Oxford 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.

Oxford Young Leaders

Oxford Young Leaders is a version of the Young Leaders programme for schools. It offers the same Level 2 Award in Leadership and Team Skills as the Young Leaders Programme, but is tailored to meet the specific needs of schools.

Please contact to us to see what Oxford Young Leaders could do for your school.

Future Leaders

Future Leaders is a version of the Young Leaders programme targeted at 18-25 year olds.  Ideal for companies wanting to train their apprentices or young workforce, the programme offers the same Level 2 Award in Leadership and Team Skills, but is tailored to the needs of young employees.

Please talk to us to see what the Future Leaders course could help your business.


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

Oxford Young Leaders 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 Oxford Young Leaders can do for your organisation.


“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.”


Upcoming Oxford Young Leaders
Open Residential Programmes

 11th – 13th November 2019
17th – 19th February 2020
19th – 21st February 2020
13th – 15th March 2020
15th – 17th April 2020
25th – 27th May 2020
27th – 29th May 2020
6th – 8th June 2020
29th – 31st July 2020
10th -12th August 2020
12th – 14th August 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 Oxford Young Leaders? 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.