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Boys’ Brigade in Scotland King George VI Leadership Programme

Why this award?

This leadership programme provides young people aged 17 to 21 a route to becoming a BB leader, and a recognised qualification at SCQF level 7. It comprises an initial 1-week residential training course, followed by at least 12 months in a supervised volunteer leadership role. A further 1-week residential completes the programme. The residential elements of the programme include:

  • Full Youth Leader Training
  • Leadership & Teambuilding games
  • Leadership & Teambuilding games
  • Relationship building scenarios
  • Physical activity sessions
  • Exploring and sharing the Christian faith
  • Team games and individual sporting competitions
  • Free time with full use of the recreational facilities at the centre

Who is it for?

KGVI is designed to provide a continuous flow of trained leaders for The Boys’ Brigade. The course is open to young men and women aged between 17 and 22, serving in any of the four youth sections: Anchors, Juniors, Company, Seniors.

What time commitment is required?

The training is completed in three stages:

  1. The New Entrants week – a full week of residential training
  2. Supervised leadership within your own company
  3. A second week of residential training, at least one year after the start of the New Entrants week

On satisfactory completion of training, cadets have completed the requirements to be appointed as a leader in The Boys’ Brigade.

Is the award externally accredited?

​The KG VI Leadership Training Programme has been credit rated by SQA at SCQF Level 7, with 13 credit points secured on completion of the full programme. SCQF Level 7 is equivalent to an Advanced Higher.

The programme is also endorsed by the CLD Standards Council for Scotland.

Case study: What I’ve Learned

Provider: Boys’ Brigade in Scotland

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Budget: Award Fee

For Ages: 17 - 21

Time to Complete: 1+ Years


  • Volunteering
  • Youth Work
  • Making friends
  • Achievement
  • Develop my CV
  • Help get into College or Uni
  • Gain new skills

Type of Involvement:

  • Overnight
  • With Others
  • Local Community
  • Away from home

Award Recognition:

  • To build skills and experience
  • UCAS Recognition
  • SCQF Credit rated
  • Qualifications Authority Accredited

Meeting Frequency: One week long, Weekly


Contact Alan Hunter on 0300 303 4454, or send an email.