Our popular GSL Accelerator course is back with a new design!

This transformational leadership course enables young people between the ages of 15-18 to become social leaders in their schools and communities. The GSL Accelerator course is an opportunity for them to:

  • Design a Social Action Project with the support of our highly experienced team through an interactive 4-month course
  • Attend monthly virtual bootcamps to connect and learn with young changemakers from across the world
  • Develop important leadership and lifelong learning skills through self-paced activities using our Do-It-Yourself ‘Social Action Toolkit’
  • Explore themes on Leadership, Empathy, Resilience and Sustainability to enhance the development of their socio-emotional wellbeing
  • Understand how their learnings at each stage can support them at university and in the world of work through explicit links to their relevance beyond the course and at an exclusive session after they complete the course
  • Celebrate their achievements, along with their peers from the course and their parents, at our online Graduation!

“[GSL] really inspired me to take action and reminded me how everyone has the power to make an impact. Through the diversity of the course, it helped us to be open to and think from a range of perspectives. The course made me realise that every small action counts and can help to make a difference to our world. The program taught us that, as global citizens, we should have the responsibility to protect our planet, our home.”

Student, GSL Catalyst, 2022

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Learning Framework

The GSL Accelerator Course is based on a 4 step Learning Framework designed using the principles of using research-backed learning frameworks like Project-Based Learning, Design Thinking, and International Baccalaureate’s (IB) CAS Project. Through this journey, young people will be able to learn, apply and strengthen skills of problem-solving, communication, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration, enabling them to adapt and thrive in life and future world of work.


Find out more about what the GSL Catalyst Accelerator course looks like here!

Dates for GSL Accelerator Course 2024/25

Our November course will take place in 2 cohorts to ensure that young people from around the world can join us.

We ask participants to choose either Cohort A or Cohort B and stick to it throughout the course to enable consistent engagement with their coach and coaching group.


Course Fees: £225

Early Bird Price: £195 – available until 16th October 2024

GSL Member School students get a 20% discount

If you are a teacher or a school, we encourage you to share this page with students or their parents for direct booking. However, if you would like to book this course for your students, we accept group bookings as well. Please click the button to share your interest with us and we will support you in booking the course.

Follow this link for more information on booking our GSl Catalyst course and/or GSL Accelerator Course

If you are a parent and want to enrol your child/children to this exciting course, then click this button to be redirected to the booking platform.  If you are unsure if your child’s school is a GSL Member School or you need a GSL Member School discount code you can reach out to us on our live chat or email us at social.leaders@future-foundations.co.uk

Follow this link to book your child onto an Accelerator Course running November – March


How will young people be taught?

This course is a combination of live virtual sessions and self-paced learning using the DIY Social Action Toolkit.

The live virtual sessions will take place on Zoom and participants will be sent the Zoom links on the registered ID in advance.

The content is delivered in English by an experienced team of facilitators. We ask that all participants are confident in their level of English language, and suggest a CEFR level (Common European Framework of Reference) of B2 or above (C1/C2) to effectively engage in this course.

Will students be assessed?

Students will not be assessed but will be required to submit a summary of their independent challenge, alongside any relevant evidence including pictures, written reflections and/or a creative piece to showcase their GSL journey.

Will students receive a certificate?

Students will be awarded with e-certificates following the virtual graduation event.

How do I attend my child’s Graduation?

We would love for you to be a part of this celebration! We will share the Zoom registration link for the Graduation with you on your registered email ID and you will be able to register to be a part of the event.

How will students be kept safe online?

Students safety is taken seriously and we want to ensure everyone has a great experience. Everyone will be required to read and sign a Code of Conduct before the course begins. We want all young people to be able to engage in a safe and respectful space.

What will they need to attend the course?

  • Access to a laptop or PC with internet connection
  • A headset, or speakers and a microphone
  • A webcam
  • A notepad and pen

Where can they find the GSL Do-It-Yourself Social Action Toolkits?

The Do-It-Yourself Social Action Toolkit can be found in the Catalyst Teams Area which is a password protected webpage. Access to this webpage will be given to participants after registration to the course.

Is there a discount for students at a GSL Member School? (Yes, contact us for a discount code)

Yes, absolutely! Our GSL Member Schools are core to our GSL community, which is why we offer a special discount for your continued engagement in the GSL movement.