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Leadership Training Level 1
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Target group: Young volunteers aged 14-16

Course delivery time: This is a residential 3 day programme


The aim of the course is to offer young people the opportunity to examine leadership in both theory and practice, examining their leadership potential using experiential learning.


 During the course participants will:

  • Examine leadership theories and styles
  • Identify their own leadership qualities
  • Experience teamwork and leadership in practical situations
  • Work closely with other young people to create a positive learning environment
  • Explore a number of review and feedback exercises, drawing on practical experiences
  • Further their own personal development and identify areas for continued development.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will:

  • Grasp the basic concept of leadership styles and the leadership spectrum
  • Recognise the basic components of leadership
  • Pinpoint personal leadership qualities and embrace their leadership potential
  • Understand and participate in experiential learning
  • Experiment with review and feedback process
  • Recognise factors which assist in creating a positive learning environment
  • Transfer these factors to create and maintain a positive learning environment for themselves, the group and in future situations.
  • Work towards an action plan which will assist with their future development
  • Demonstrate the ability to;
    • Communicate and assist with a range of tasks
    • Co-operate with others and be part of a team
    • Undertake varying group roles
    • Listen, discuss and honestly share opinions and thoughts in an appropriate manner


A range of outdoor pursuits experiential learning opportunities will be provided to facilitate knowledge and understanding in the above areas. Practical opportunities will be complemented with discussion to review learning and insight gained.


Participants completing the log book and practical assignments will receive an Open College Network West Midlands Level 1 in Leadership.