STEM Leaders is the latest addition to our programme of leadership qualifications for learners aged 11-16 years. Through STEM Leaders, we want to support young people to develop the confidence, resilience and leadership skills they need to succeed.
Why STEM Leaders?
1. Develop learners’ STEM skills
STEM-related skills are becoming increasingly in demand as most careers and sectors require some form of technological literacy. While some learners may see Science and Maths as confined to the classroom, STEM Leaders understand the importance of these subjects and the skills that come with them for their personal development and futures.
2. Deliver an ambitious recovery curriculum
Through the STEM Leaders programme, learners develop their confidence and resilience. This is especially crucial now, as schools and young people continue to feel the effects of long periods of remote learning. Delivering STEM Leaders allows schools to develop a deep and ambitious recovery curriculum.
3. Draw from a breadth of experience
STEM Leaders brings together the benefits of our 35 years’ experience in creating and delivering qualifications which develop Teamwork, Communication, Self-Belief, Self-Management and Problem Solving. The programme applies this background to the academic foundations found in STEM, providing learners with the perfect platform to push themselves and broaden their horizons.
STEM Leaders encourages learners to inspire, lead and mentor their peers through the creation and delivery of STEM activities and events.
As they work through their studies, learners record their progress in an evidence log. Centres have access to Skills Tracker, our online application for monitoring learners’ confidence in their skills throughout their course. They receive digital badges as they progress, showcasing their new skills, as well as a recognised qualification on completion of the course.
The qualification is available at Level 1 and Level 2.
Find out more about what’s involved:
STEM Leaders Specification
STEM Tutor Resources Sample
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Our STEM Leaders Lead
As our Market Development Manager, Kathryn oversees the launch of our new leadership qualifications and programmes. She has enjoyed a long relationship with SLQ and Sports Leaders having completed the Community Sports Leader Award as a student.
Kathryn can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.