Training & Leadership

More than ever before, young people need an edge to thrive in the UK's tough job market

Getting nationally-recognised awards in skills like leadership and teamwork can give them the opportunity they need to get ahead. We provide these vital opportunities.

Our leadership programme

Our successful leadership programme provides training for aspiring and experienced young leaders at a level right for them. We support and deliver a range of courses helping young people to gain qualifications, improve confidence and develop the competitive edge they need for other areas of their lives.

Read more about our leadership training.

National Citizen Service

National Citizen Service (NCS) is a government programme that 16- and 17-year-olds can take part in. For three weeks full-time and beyond, they can take part in outdoor challenges, like rafting or trekking, learn how to live independently, and design a project to make their local area better. NCS trains young people in essential skills.

We are part of a consortium, led by charity Catch22, helping to run the project on the government's behalf. As part of the consortium, we've helped support more than 1,500 young people complete their NCS.

Find out more about how we can help young people take part in NCS. Contact now.

Realising Ambition

Ambition has been chosen to deliver one of 25 innovative projects as part of the new Realising Ambition programme.

From October 2012 we've been pioneering a new scheme called Lions Quest Skills for Adolescence in the UK.

The scheme has proved successful in the United States and we've been given nearly £1 million in funding to roll out the programme across the UK for the next five years in youth clubs nationwide.

Read more about it here.

11k youth clubs and community projects in England

93% said their youth club was a safe place to go in their community

71% said their youth club helped their career development

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