We have released our much-anticipated Online Political Literacy Course!
The online edition of the course, consisting of three units, can be bought for as little as £19.99 or 39.99 with an AQA Unit Award Statement at the end of it.
The course covers an Introduction to British Politics (local and national, separation of powers, voting and debating), International Relations (Britain and the world, media literacy, political theory) and Employability & Politics (oratory skills, debating and public speaking).
Essentially, the course gives people the basics to begin navigating the murky, multi-faceted world of British politics and beyond.
Starting in a People’s Referral Unit in Croydon, the course has now been taught in over 20 high schools across the UK; including London, Dartford, Cambridge and Yorkshire.
Since its inception, the course has garnered strong endorsements from teachers, politicians and journalists alike. Louise Haigh, Labour’s youngest serving MP, praised ‘the important work’ being done by Shout Out UK, whilst Fatima Manji of Channel 4 News declared that ‘this course can help equip them [young people] with the tools to challenge decision-makers better’.
TV star Aaron Roach Bridgeman, whose digital avatar will be tutoring students through the course, said:
‘It feels good to have become the voice of something that will hopefully go on to create a real connection between politics and young people. Shout Out UK — you guys are LEGENDS!’
The online course will also be available as a part of Shout Out UK’s new Subscription service for UK high schools
The subscription service, a year-long package, aims to provide students with the tools necessary to engage in politics and a platform to shout out and be heard. Spearheaded by the course — and supplemented by a host of different infographics, videos, articles, workshops and events — Shout Out UK are offering the next generation a one-stop-shop for political learning and enrichment.
Matteo Bergamini, Founder and CEO of Shout Out UK said:
‘We can’t wait to get the subscription launched, as it will finally create a one-stop-shop for political learning that will be entertaining, engaging and ensure that all young people have access to information about our political system, our democracy’.