• Relevant for:
    Secondary, 16 - 19
  • Cost:

The Award brings the kind of life-changing personal and professional development usually reserved for the most senior execs, to students – at a time when it can make the biggest difference. Providing clarity at a crucial time, it gives them the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to step up and take ownership of their future and stay on track, no matter what happens in life.

Delivered over 20 sessions, The Award first supports students in discovering their unique character; who they are, what they want and how they can play to their strengths and then develops a core set of skills critical to future success. Developing ownership, initiative, resilience, confidence and self-leadership, The Award bridges the gap between education and work, equipping students with the knowledge and skills to enable them to thrive, whatever their chosen path.

The first programme of its kind, The Award distils the essence of our 20 years’ experience coaching and developing FTSE 100 CEOs, and adapts it to this unique stage of life. It enables students to gain clarity on who they are, what they want and equips them with the skills and confidence to step up and become the leaders of their lives.

The result?

Students learn how to take ownership of their future and stand out in a globally competitive world, impacting:

  • How they lead themselves and others
  • The relationships they build
  • The careers and paths they choose
  • Their self-confidence and wellbeing
  • The impact they make on the world

How it works:

The Award is an award-winning programme that combines the very best personal and professional learning with the flexibility of an online platform. Accessible via laptop, tablet or phone it is made up of over 40 core videos, combined with a series of quizzes, psychometric tools, bespoke exercises and discussion topics, all designed to deepen students’ understanding of who they are, the life they want to create and begin developing the skills necessary to make it happen. 

The programme is facilitated by teachers or students and can be delivered either face-to-face or remotely. We provide full facilitator guides and support as well as scholarships for teachers who are passionate about this learning, on our corporate programmes. 

The programme is made up of core and additional content. On completing The Award students are able to join the Ivy House alumni — giving them access to ongoing learning content and a powerful network of professionals who can support them on their journey to extraordinary.

The feedback:

  • 97% of students said The Award has had a positive impact on their lives
  • 90% said it improved their confidence and wellbeing
  • 97% said they were taking more ownership for their behaviour, impact and decisions
  • 89% said it improved their ability to communicate and build effective relationships
  • 93% said it allowed them to gain more clarity over what they want for their future

“I think this is really, really important. It’s changed the way I think about everything!” Student, Logic Studio School

“The Award brings powerful lessons developed originally for adult leaders to teenagers and starts them on a path to self-awareness and self-leadership that is hugely empowering. This is a brilliant course that teaches young people how to flourish and lead an exceptional life. What could be more important than that?” Jonnie Noakes, Head of Teaching & Learning, Eton College

“The Ivy House Award will give young people the confidence to go for opportunities they may not have sought before. It will help them make an impact with potential employers and really be able to sell and promote themselves.” Jessica Bradley, Head of Talent Development, RBS