Young Leader Development Program

A Scholarship program for Young Leaders

About the Young Leader Development Program

The Scouts NSW Young Leader Development Program (YLDP) is a rewarding 12-month scholarship program for young people aged 17 ¾ to 25 years of age. The Young Leader Development Program offers eligible current Rovers and Venturers, the chance to gain valuable leadership and management skills to take with them into the future.

This unique program gives participants a chance to receive their Certificate of Adult Leadership within 12 months, as well as optional, nationally accredited qualifications, a Certificate III in Business and Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation.

The YLDP covers all training costs for the successful applicant including travel * and annual membership fee while you complete their training.

*Applicants must be 17¾ to apply for a Working With Children’s Check and then undertake a Police Check which is a prerequisite for the Young Leader Development Program.

Why Participate?

In the Young Leader Development Program, we put you in control – you decide your training pathway, you decide the level of training and you decide what Section you become a Leader in. If your application is successful, you will be required to complete online e -Learning modules, In-Service training and attend residential weekend events.

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible to participate in the Young Leader Development Program, you must be between 17¾  and 25 years of age, have your Working With Children’s Check, a Police Check and commit to completing your Basic training within a 12-month period.

Your YLDP Journey

The Young Leader Development Program gives you the option to choose which Section you would like to become a Leader in. The Section you choose will determine the type of training you will be required to complete.

 

Embark on Your Journey

The Young Leader Development Program allows you to receive the following: -

Certificate of Adult Leadership

As a participant you are required to complete the Basic Leadership Training incorporating online e-Learning modules, residential weekends and In-Service training over 12-months. On completion of your Basic Leadership Training, you will receive a Certificate of Adult Leadership (CoAL).

Please be aware that as a Trainee Leader, you are required to complete the e-Learning mandatory modules BCORE CHILD (Child Safe Scouting) and BCORE WHS (WHS and Scouting) every three years.

Certificate III in Business

The Certificate III in Business is an accredited certificate you could be eligible to obtain through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), after completing the Young Leader Development .

The experiences and learnings received as you complete your Basic Leadership training, closely align with the requirements of the Certificate III in Business. If you are interested in finding out more about the RPL process or want to enrol, please email training@nsw.scouts.com.au

Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation

The Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation is then available for you if you want to attain a qualification in a specific Adventurous Activity. The Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation can be obtained through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).  Adventurous Activities can be undertaken simultaneously with the Basic Training Qualifications and are offered in a range of activity disciplines including Bushwalking, Water activities and more.

If you are interested in finding out more about the RPL process or want to enrol, please email training@nsw.scouts.com.au

To learn more about the different YLDP journeys, click here.

To submit your expression of interest to participate in the YLDP, click here.