The Young Leader Programme is designed to empower children, aged 14-17, within our community by enabling them to become leaders.

This award facilitates learners in developing leadership skills such as organisation, communication and teamwork, as well as helping them to build confidence and self-esteem as they take on the responsibility of leading their peers and younger children.

The skills developed through this programme are fundamental to a young person’s success and can be carried into differing social situations, higher education and across all areas of employment.

It is these skills that are so fundamentally important to the growth of a well-rounded young person and are also essential in all areas of employment.

This dedicated programme develops skills in five incremental steps; safety and professional values, planning and briefing, organisation and communication, behaviour management and leadership and, finally, taking the lead.

The Young Leader Programme runs over ten days with each day’s learning building on the previous one. It will be managed and delivered by a member of the senior management team who is dedicated to supporting this programme and the young leaders.

Although this sounds like a lot of hard work, the training will be interspersed with the opportunity to join in with any of the activities running that day.

This will also enable our Young Leaders to develop practical skills in activities such a rock climbing and archery, as well as just having the best time on our giant inflatables.

These ten days do not have to be in a row, and can be taken sporadically throughout the seasons.

What will be provided:

– A fun filled educative programme that can be adapted to our Young Leader’s interests

– A dedicated course leader from our highly qualified and experienced senior management team

– Empowering our Leaders with a Young Leader’s t-shirt which they can take home at the end of the week

– A signed certificate recognising the skills developed throughout their time with us