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AQA Youth Leadership

Unlock Your Potential with a FREE Level 2 Youth Leadership AQA Qualification and learn what it means to be an effective young leader!


Stand out from the crowd

In today’s competitive world, it’s essential to have something that sets you apart. A Youth Leadership AQA Qualification on your CV shows employers or universities that you have the skills and experience to lead and inspire others. It’s a unique credential that will make you stand out.  

Develop essential skills

Leadership isn’t just about telling people what to do. It’s about listening, inspiring, and working as a team. Through this qualification, you’ll develop crucial skills such as: 

  • Communication: Learn how to express your ideas clearly and confidently. 
  • Teamwork: Understand the dynamics of working effectively with others. 
  • Problem-Solving: Gain the ability to think critically and make decisions under pressure. 
  • Responsibility: Experience what it means to be accountable for your actions and those of a team

Real-World Experience

The qualification involves practical projects that let you apply what you’ve learned in real-world situations. Whether it’s leading a community project, organising events, or managing a team, you’ll gain invaluable hands-on experience.  

Boost Your Confidence 

Taking on leadership roles and successfully completing this qualification will give you a massive confidence boost. You’ll learn to believe in your abilities and inspire others to follow your lead. This newfound confidence will permeate all areas of your life, from academics to personal relationships. 

Make Friends

You’ll meet like-minded peers who can provide support, share ideas, and be part of a community.  

Positive Impact on Your Community 

Through the leadership projects you’ll undertake, you’ll have the chance to make a real difference in your community. Whether it’s through environmental initiatives, social projects, or educational programs, you’ll leave a lasting impact and gain a sense of fulfillment. 

Fun and Engaging Learning

The course is designed to be interactive and engaging, combining theory with practice. You won’t just sit through lectures; you’ll participate in workshops, group activities, and real-world projects that make learning dynamic and enjoyable. 

Personal Growth

Beyond the professional skills, you’ll also experience personal growth. Leadership training helps you understand your strengths and weaknesses, improves your resilience, and enhances your emotional intelligence. 

Shape the Future

This qualification equips you with the tools to lead with integrity and vision, contributing positively to society. Your leadership journey starts here, and it’s a journey that can shape not only your future but the future of those around you. 

Ready to Lead?

Embrace the opportunity to develop your leadership skills, make a difference, and stand out from the crowd with the Youth Leadership AQA Qualification. It’s not just about earning a certificate; it’s about transforming yourself and the world around you. Are you ready to take the first step towards becoming a leader of tomorrow? 


I loved taking part in the AQA Youth Leadership course - it was immensely beneficial, informative and really enjoyable. Collaborating with loads of people and working creatively together was the best.

Daisy, AQA Youth Leadership participant 2023

I wholeheartedly recommend this course to anyone considering it! It looks great on your CV and is lots of fun too - it’s well-structured and allowed us to complete the tasks while exploring the hobbies and skills of everyone else in the group.

Lawrence, AQA Youth Leadership participant 2022


How does it work? Over the course of 4 days (4 hours a day for 4 consecutive days) you are taken through a programme of learning led by one of our senior team. You’ll discuss what makes a good leader, understand different leadership styles, learn about the importance of equality and diversity, safeguarding, principles of good communication, learn about different learning styles, explore delivery methods for engaging young learners, think about what issues can be addressed within youth-led sessions, evaluation techniques, and practice planning and delivering your own session on a topic of your own choice.  

What will I get out of it? Past participants have reported increased self-confidence and improvement in their ability to stand in front of others to speak. The qualification is an excellent talking point on a CV or on higher education applications. 

Are Level 2 qualifications useful? For many, Level 2 courses serve as a critical stepping-stone to further or higher education. Upon completion, you are eligible to pursue Level 3 courses, apprenticeships, or other higher-level qualifications. This route ensures you have a solid foundation in the career pathway you have chosen but can also provide inspiration for next steps if you aren’t sure.  

Who is the course for? Any 15-19 year olds looking to increase their confidence, make friends and learn more about themselves. The course is particularly relevant to any young people interested in developing their skills in a creative learning environment. Participants get to work collaboratively in small supportive groups and learn how to plan and deliver a session on a subject of their own choice. 

How much does it cost? This course is completely FREE as it is funded by Youth Music, CIN, RCC and NCS.

This course will… 

  • Teach you how to lead a group of young people in a creative environment  
  • Be a role model for other young people 
  • Enhance your speaking + listening skills + support less able speakers to express themselves 
  • Teach you how to engage young people in learning  
  • Help you learn to take a lead and use own or direct peer group initiative in delivery of youth-led sessions 
  • Enable you to identify and use three active listening techniques, such as: open questions + prompting 
  • Teach you to plan a structured 45 minute youth-led session to deliver to others 
  • Develop your ability to deliver and evaluate a youth-led session