The Jubilee Centre in the School of Education at the University of Birmingham is joining forces with Step up to Serve’s #iwill campaign to create a new free online training course starting in June. 

The two-week MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), Building Character through Youth Social Action, will explore how social action can change the lives of young people by building character and confidence. 

Youth social action– activities young people do to help others and the environment – is becoming increasingly recognised as a means of improving our communities and developing character. Educational institutions, businesses, voluntary sector organisations and governments are investing in social action to provide opportunities to young people of all backgrounds. 

Designed for anyone with an interest in working with young people, this course will be of particular relevance to voluntary sector practitioners, youth workers, CSR managers, HR managers, parents and teachers.

The course will start on 12th June 2017. To find out more, visit