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Our Future Leaders – apply now for our new intake!

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Inspiring Scotland and the Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) have teamed up to create a leadership course for people with learning disabilities.

The fourth ‘Our Future Leaders’ is open to 10 people with learning disabilities and will run from  Tuesday 31st May 2022 – Tuesday 11th October 2022. It is designed to help participants develop the skills and tools to make the choices that are going to help them live the healthiest, happiest and most fulfilled life as possible.

The programme will cover the skills, attributes, and self-understanding that people need to develop the leadership skills they need in their current life and in future.

Over the longer term this will develop skills within the community of people with learning disabilities that will ensure they are, together, empowered to participate as equal and valued citizens with the full range of rights that other citizens enjoy.

The course will be delivered on Zoom by external trainers selected by Inspiring Scotland and SCLD.

It is a requirement for each course participant to have a sponsor, who will work alongside their participant, providing feedback and helping them to work through the course.

Apply now

Anyone who is interested in taking part in the course must take part in an application process.

To apply for the course please return an application form by email to both Catriona from SCLD  ( and Elaine from Inspiring Scotland ( by 5pm on Friday 6th May (deadline has been extended).

Interviews with applicants and their sponsors will take place in the week beginning Monday 16th May.

Everyone will be told if they have got a place on the course by Tuesday 24th May. 

Please note that these dates may be subject to extensions, due to the application being extended. 

Find out more

Read an Easy Read flyer.

Download an application form.

Read the brief for sponsors.

Our Future Leaders brochure.

Our Future Leaders infographic.