Rotary Leadership and Management Programme

Giving young people the chance to develop and grow, while earning an accredited qualification.

Equipping young people with the skills to lead.


What is the programme?

The Rotary Leadership and Management Programme gives young people the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification by developing leadership and management skills through the planning and implementation of a group project.

The programme follows an agreed syllabus and is fully accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management, resulting in an NVQ level 2 qualification.

The programme has been successfully run in secondary schools, including with Special Educational Needs groups, Interact clubs, Rotaract clubs and other youth groups.



Who is it for?

The programme is for young people from age 14 to early 20s.


What is involved?

Students work in groups of 4-6 to plan, implement and review a community activity or service project, such as a charity toy drive for a local hospice, community litter pick or a ‘Battle of the Bands’ concert.

Candidates receive a minimum of 14 hours guided learning by an approved tutor on the concepts of leadership and management, delivered by an approved local tutor, while compiling and maintaining a project workbook as evidence of their learning. At the end of the process, candidates must deliver a presentation demonstrating their application of their learning through the delivery of their project.

All educational resources, including teacher handbooks, project workbooks and online learning material have been developed in conjunction with and are approved by, the Institute of Leadership and Management.

rotary leadership and management programme

The cornerstone of the programme is students getting a taste of organising practical projects, such as school recycling initiatives, community litter picks or battle of the bands competitions.


Benefits for young people

  • Provides a structured learning programme on a number of key skill sets including leadership, communication, problem-solving and planning
  • Each candidate has a defined role within the group, ensuring that they have both an individual and collective responsibility for the successful completion of the project.
  • The projects stretch the candidate into new areas of experience.
  • Enhances young people’s CVs for apprenticeship, university or job applications
  • Programme results in an NVQ Level 2 qualification


Cost of the programme

The programme costs £80 per candidate.

This gives students temporary membership of the Institute of Leadership and Management and access to online materials, with the only other local costs being photocopying and the set-up of the assessment process.


Register your interest

The Rotary Leadership and Management Programme team are keen to hear from schools and Rotary clubs looking to get involved. They are happy to provide more details deliver presentations and offer guidance. Please complete the electronic form below.