Royal Borough funds free courses and activities for young people

Published Monday, 10 July 2017

In partnership with Futureversity, more than 40 courses are being run over the summer.

Anyone who lives, works or studies in the borough and is aged 10 to 19 years old (or up to 25 years old with disabilities) can try everything from making a short film to go-karting or music production with a Grammy nominated artist.

Find out what courses are available on the Futureversity website

Wide range of courses on offer

The courses are run by industry professionals across six categories:

  • business and careers
  • skills for life
  • art and fashion
  • sport, fitness and wellbeing
  • digital media and photography
  • music and performing arts.

Most sessions will be held across Royal Greenwich but this year Futureversity has also teamed up with top businesses in central London to offer placements in real-life workplaces. These include:

  • a one-day 'Get into Law' course at law firm Hardwicke Chambers
  • a three-day 'Careers in Media' course at global media agency MediaCom
  • a personal statement course for university applications, run by Salesforce
  • a 'How to be a millionaire' money management course, also hosted by Salesforce

Learn valuable skills and make new friends

This is the sixth year that the Royal Borough of Greenwich has funded Futureversity's summer programme, giving youngsters the opportunity to learn new skills, have fun and make new friends.

Councillor Miranda Williams, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: "Futureversity offers free training for young people which can help them learn valuable skills so I would recommend everyone aged 10 to 19 years old finds out what's on and signs up.

"No matter what you're interested in there's bound to be something that appeals to you, from parkour to vlogging, to special effects makeup and prototyping an app."

'Learning that inspires and sparks interest'

Glenys Ruan, Programmes Manager at Futureversity, said: "We've seen an increase in enrolment year on year in Greenwich and 2017 is set to be our best summer yet!

"Futureversity has always provided positive, inspiring programmes for young people, giving them opportunities to try new activities and access exciting learning that inspires and sparks interests, so we are naturally thrilled to be back this year to continue our positive work in the borough."