Training and Resources

To make sure youth clubs reach their full potential, competent knowledgeable leaders are essential

That’s why we offer a wide range of training and development opportunities for youth leaders and volunteers. We deliver, support and facilitate a range of programmes which include nationally recognised awards and qualifications. We focus on leadership training and have developed courses for a future generation of competent leaders.

Our training and resources mean that leaders can make the biggest possible impact on young people in their clubs – raising their aspirations and providing positive experiences.

In 2011:

  • We supported the delivery of over 900 accredited awards including Leadership and Management, Event Organisation, Child Protection and Umpiring 
  • We trained tutors from more than half our member organisations in Sports Leadership – these tutors then trained 450 sports volunteers who now pass on their skills to hundreds of young people 
  • Nearly 200 young volunteers completed National Open College Network Awards in Leadership Development 
  • As well as a comprehensive review of our training services, we set set up a Training Action Group. This national training partnership is working to develop sustainable training opportunities for voluntary youth organisations. 

3500 youth clubs and youth projects supported by our members

5m teenagers in the UK

30k adults help to run amazing youth clubs and projects

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