The Next Generation of Leaders

We offer bespoke leadership programmes, the first of their kind to cater specifically for 14 to 25 year old’s. Graduates of our young leaders programmes feel more confident in their leadership abilities when it comes to interacting with others, forming relationships, being proactive, and carrying out leadership activities.


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

Upcoming Oxford Young Leaders
Open Residential Programmes

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.

Young Leaders programmes

The programmes take 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 masterclasses, 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.

Our young leaders programmes are not only for the highly academic. Due to their 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 programmes offer a Level 2 Award in Leadership and Team Skills, and are accredited by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM). They are nationally recognised, meaning that employers, colleges, and universities, hold them in high regard.

Oxford Young Leaders

Oxford Young Leaders 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 targeted at 16-25 year old’s.  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.”


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.