Our learners tell us they are more confident, more willing to learn and already thinking about their careers

Sports Leaders provide instructions to their class mates.

Learners taking part in Leadership Skills programmes are telling us that they are more confident about their skills, more willing to learn and more ready for their future careers.

The findings come from our latest feedback surveys, gathering the thoughts and feelings of centre staff and learners about the impact of our programmes.

According to the surveys, learners believe on average that they are 20% more confident in using their skills effectively, giving them more confidence when leading others.

Learners have also told us that their programmes are helping them take on their school work, with over two-thirds feeling more willing to learn as a result of boosting their leadership skill.

“Having developed my leadership skills, it makes me more confident to go outside my comfort zone, to help me to excel in my academic studies.”

Ryan, a year 12 student from Peterborough

And looking ahead to the future, our learners are already thinking about the impact of their programme on their careers. The latest survey findings show that over half are already confident that their programme will help them gain employment in the future.

Our centre and learner surveys are a vital way for us to check the pulse of our learning programmes and make sure they provide young people with the skills they need for the future.

In particular, providing young people with a platform to share their opinions has huge benefit. From our Youth Voice Panel, one of our learners told us: “It is important to get a clear view of how young people think today and if there is anything that needs improving based on their current opinions.

“By getting these opinions from the younger generations it allows the changes to be made for the future generations to come. If we don’t allow these changes then we will never improve our understandings of certain things.”

And we couldn’t agree more.

Only by giving young people the chance to tell us what works and what doesn’t, can we create programmes that are going to support them to face the opportunities and challenges of the future.

Completing this year’s surveys is easy and should take no more than 10 minutes. Find out all the details about this year’s surveys, including how to provide your feedback, by clicking here.