Young Leaders is a leadership course that develops motivated students’ English skills whilst providing them with the key 21st century skills and global perspective required to become future leaders of their generation. Students will look at different styles of leadership and key interpersonal skills. These will encompass the ideals of the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs); with the continually changing global climate, it is more important than ever for students to be given the opportunity to build on their leadership skills within a context that is relevant to their future.

Centered around a weekly themed project, each week will focus on a different style of leadership, or key leadership skills, using an SDG as a lens to discover and demonstrate these skills. The sessions include theory lessons, interactive lectures, project research, real-life case studies and debate, provide a stimulating and varied learning experience.


De un vistazo:


  • En TONBRIDGE SCHOOL ( a 1h15 del aeropuerto de Heathrow y a 45’ de Gatwick )
  • Para alumnos de 14 a 17 años con niveles de inglés B1-C1; nivel B1 ( iNTERMEDIATE ) mínimo
  • A partir del martes 4 de julio hasta el martes 15 de agosto: ( 1 ) del 4 al 18 de julio ( 2 ) del 18 de julio al 1 de agosto ( 3 ) del 1 de agosto al 15 de agosto de 2023
  • 80 alumnos máximo por semana
  • Pensión completa
  • Habitaciones individuales, dobles, y dorms. ( 4 camas )


  • 28 horas de clase por semana
  • Máximo número de alumnos por clase: 11
  • Presentaciones de PROYECTOS todas las semanas basados en los 17 SDG ( Sustainable Development Goals ) adoptados por la ONU en 2015
  • Programa recreativo incluido
  • 2 Excursiones de día completo cada semana
  • Personalised report card & Certificate


Objetivos del curso:

  • Develop a strong understanding of key leadership styles and skills, what it takes to be a genuine leader and how you can grow your leadership qualities based on your own skills
  • Build language abilities and confidence research, critical thinking, negotiation and presentation skills in English
  • Learn about the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and how they are key to being successful 21st   century global leader


Lesson Styles 

  • Leadership Skills Workshops. Leadership skills are key competencies required in the 21st century to not only being a young leader but help to make students stand out and succeed in a global economy and rapidly changing work environment. Students will explore different leadership styles and skills, and how that relates to them, in the following sessions:
    • Leadership: Students will develop an in-depth understanding of leadership; what leadership is, why leadership skills matter, what types of power and qualities are needed to be a leader, that they can then use to assess their own leadership qualities.
    • Intercultural understanding: Students will explore different cultures and cultural perspectives, including their own, enabling them to be effective in diverse settings.
    • 21st century LEADERSHIP skills; Communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. A dynamic, interconnected and complex world requires students to be con dent and creative communicators, and to work effectively in collaboration with other. It is essential that students develop and utilize thinking skills for current and future success.
    • Ethical LEADERSHIP: Study the theory of ethical decisión–making and leadership and how you can apply these insights to your day-to-day work . Understand the effect of moral awareness, judgement, intention, and action or behaviour outcome among your team.
    • Negotiation and facilitation skills: Careful navigation of our global sphere requires competent exercise of systems thinking, negotiation, and facilitation, in order to créate change on a large scale and build a global community.
    • Reflective Practice in LEADERSHIP: discover how reflective practice can make you a better leader and play a key part in your continued professional development.



The opening of every week is done through a project introduction session where the project is announced, and students are divided into groups. Initial roles are assigned in this session and a project manager is elected. Throughout the week, students work together researching their project before performing or presenting their projects in the nal project session. Public speaking is central to being a young leader and students are provided with the opportunity in the presentations to improve their ability in this.

Project sessions are a chance for students to apply their learning and leadership skills, promoting learner autonomy, teamwork and cross-cultural interaction where students are required to manage themselves and collaborate as a team. Student strengths and ambitions are realised throughout the project; the project presentations are a testament to this.


Theory Lessons

Theory lessons are uniquely designed to complement the weekly project. The theory lessons are revised each year and newly created to represent current events centred around the theme of the week. The themes are based on the following SDGs, enabling students to develop awareness of current issues and how to make a meaningful difference:

  • Goal 1: No poverty (  and Goal 10: Reduce Inequality )
  • Goal 3: Health and well-being
  • Goal 4: Quality Education
  • Goal 5: Gender equality
  • Goal 13: Climate Action
  • Goal 16: Peace, justice, and strong institutions.

For example, a typical “ Quality Education “ week theory lesson covers topics such as: an introduction to SDGs, how education can transform the world, inclusive education, the power of the curriculum and re-imagining education.


Interactive Lectures

Taught in a lectura theatre, the interactive lectures bring a mature element not experienced in other English Language Summer Courses. Interactive lectures are carefully constructed to benefit and correspond to the students’ project for the week, Modelled on university style learning, interactive lectures provide content for discussion in groups as well as constant interaction between the tutor and the audience.


Case Studies

Research skills, critical thinking and problema solving are all essential for leadership and these are integrated into the Young Leaders programme through case studies which cover 2h of academic tuition every week. Initially students are provided with input and material on a real-life case study such as a “ country’s policies on climate change ”. After which, small groups are required to research and present findings on similar real-life cases. Through case study research and reporting, students are better able to work independently and expand the skills and aptitudes needed to become successful future leaders.


Debate Club

Debate Club encourages students to take part in engaging and stimulating discussions centred around the weekly themes. Students will discover how to construct and present argument in front of their peers, and how to analyse the information given to them in order to reach reasoned and well-judged conclusions.



Students on the Young Leaders programme will have the following forms of assessment:

  • An initial assessment of leadership skills and a personal needs analysis
  • An initial oral assessment to be placed in the correct class for their English level
  • Continual assessment by their teachers throughout the lessons, monitoring progress
  • A Report Card at the end of the course with individual feedback and assessment from their teachers in written form on their Report Card.


Guest Speakers

 Students will hear from guest speakers each week who will share their invaluable insights into LEADERSHIP.

  • Michael Fuller, QPM: Michael Fuller rst came to prominence in 2004 when he became Britain’s rst black Chief Constable. He served in this position for Kent Police until 2010 where he successfully led the force’s response to the Calais migration crisis and the channel tunnel re. He has also worked with European police forces to counter Islamist radicalisation and avert terrorist incidents. Michael Fuller also led the police response to the biggest cash robbery in Britain at the time where a group of people stole £53 million from the Securitas depot in Kent; he was instrumental in the successful prosecution of the key criminals.
  • John Loughton: John Loughton is a high pro le, award-winning global youth leader, social entrepreneur, and leadership speaker. He is Founder & CEO of global leadership company Dare2Lead. John has worked in over 30 countries across ve continents, represented the UK internationally and engaged with numerous governments, businesses and world leaders. He has directly reached over 500,000 young people and was named Outstanding Youth of the World in 2013.


Founded in 1553, internationally-renowned TONBRIDGE SCHOOL is one of the most exclusive schools in the UK and is member of the elite “ Eton Group “ association of independent colleges.

The prestigious school enjoys stunning grounds and high-quality teaching facilities, providing a world-class learning environment for our future leaders of their generation.

The 150 acre site also includes a state-of-art sports centre comprising of a swimming pool, sports hall, squash courts, tennis courts, AstroTurf, and athletics track.

During the school year, Tonbridge School is an all-boys boarding school that consistently ranks among the best schools in the country.

The school boasts a top quality sports complex that is used as a training base by elite performance teams from all over the world, including the Australian national athletics team.

Students have access to the swimming pool, sports hall and extensive playing fields.



Accommodation on-site is among different boarding houses. Bedrooms are a combination of singles, twins and four-bed dormitories and all bathrooms are shared between 4-6 students.

Separate male and female accommodation.

LAUNDRY is free and available on-site. Once a week, students must load and empty laundry machines themselves ( with staff guidance ). Laundry detergent will be provided by staff.


Business & Enterprise

Students will learn to evaluate business behaviour from theperspective of a range of stakeholders including owner, shareholder, manager, employee, customer, supplier, lender and government.
It is aimed for students who want to get a head start in the business world and develop their understanding of how success is built within the world of work.

Digital Marketing & Communication

Ideal for students interested in working in the digital world, or pursuing a career in Marketing. 
The Digital Marketing & Communications stream of Young Professionals aims to introduce students to a career in the digital marketing industry. Through a combination of theory lessons and practical workshops, students develop a critical understanding of marketing and its relationship with media and learn how to effectively communicate with consumers across a digital platform.

Forensic Science & Criminology

Students enrolled on this courses explore elements from a multitude of fields such as chemistry, biology, physics, geology, psychology and social science. Forensic science teaches students to be methodical, accurate, unbiased and openminded. A combination of laboratorybased experiments, case studies and anatomical studies provides students with an intriguing first step into the field.
It is aimed for inquisitive students who have a broad interest in the field of science and human psychology. The course is ideal for students interested in an investigative career in government or private industry.

International Relations & Law

This course offers a study of world history, global power relations and shifts in the international economy.
The syllabus aims to enhance student knowledge on the sources of conflict and cooperation among states, as well as the roles of culture, identity and ideas in world politics.
It is aimed for students who pretend careers in global organisations such as government foreign offices, the United Nations or the European. International relations can also be applied at roles in overseas aid, international development and NGOs.

Sport Science & Nutrition

Delve into the science of Sport and Nutrition to gain an understanding of how these key areas are applied to elite athletes at the peak of their careers.

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