Building the confidence to believe, the qualities to lead, and the skills to succeed.

Empowering the leaders of tomorrow since 1981.

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The Leadership Skills Foundation is a prominent awarding organisation dedicated to the development of leadership skills in young people. We bring these essential skills to life through practically applied qualifications and accredited awards across the curriculum and beyond, empowering learners with the confidence to believe, the qualities to lead and the skills to succeed.

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Why develop leadership skills?

We are passionate about leadership skills being a catalyst for positive change. Leadership skills help to provide the resilience young people need to face life’s challenges. These skills empower learners and enrich their wider communities. 

Our programmes offer opportunities for all learners, whether they are students or staff, to build the confidence to believe, the qualities to lead and the skills to succeed. 

Develop the leaders of tomorrow

of teachers said our programmes improved students’ leadership and communication skills.

Our impact

Using the Leadership Skills Foundation’s programmes has given young people skills such as communication and teamwork, and helped them to identify future career pathways. What’s more, it has given them the self-belief to work towards their goals.

James McCall, Programme Manager, Liverpool Football Club Foundation

Our leadership programmes

Over 14,500 centres supported

Over 2 million learners empowered

Our awards and qualifications empower learners by giving them essential skills for life. Our wide portfolio of programmes helps to develop essential leadership skills, including motivation, self-esteem, communication and teamwork. 


of students felt more employable after taking part in one of our programmes.

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