Political Literacy Course

Our Political Literacy Course aims to get more young people interested and engaged in politics by teaching them about the processes within politics, public speaking and debating. The skills learned on this Course enhance the student’s self-image, confidence and emotional resilience.


Interested in having this in your school, youth group or club?

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What Does The Course Cover?

The Course covers an Introduction to British Politics, International Relations (Britain and the World) and Employability & Politics; which covers campaigning, fund-raising, public speaking and debating. In essence, the Course shows young people that politics is in everything we do in life – so it pays to be involved.

People Skills

The Course emphasises heavily on the teaching of ‘People Skills’: the art of verbal communication. The Course promotes the ability to speak in public, debate and present a discussion in a clear and coherent manner; and thus helping a student’s self-esteem and confidence. Preparing them for their future careers, whether they be in politics or not.

International Award from AQA

The Political Literacy Course is supported by an award from AQA: the largest provider of academic qualifications taught in schools and colleges. At the end of the Course, all successful students will receive an AQA Unit Award Statement for each successfully completed unit.


Even though not all students will want to go into politics as a career choice, the Political Literacy Course will give students the key skills required in any industry as the 6-week course includes things such as debating, public writing, speech writing and how to run a campaign.

Taster Session

We are offering a taster session for teachers and pupils; which allows you to see a workshop of the Course in action. Taster sessions last between 30-45min.


“Understanding Politics is key to understanding how society works. Shout Out UK’s Political Literacy Course supports students in developing their political awareness so they can take a more active role in society. After sitting in on several lessons with Shout Out UK and our students, I can honestly say it has been a fantastic opportunity for our students to develop their knowledge and awareness of current affairs as well as their ability to speak in public, debate and present a discussion coherently. This has also helped students to develop their self-esteem and confidence.”

Roisin Murray, Teacher, Bentley Wood High School, Harrow.

“At EEWB we believe that every child, regardless of background or circumstance, deserves a chance to succeed in life. We see the political literacy program as a key intervention program to supporting our belief, whilst educating young people about the laws and structures of a democratic society and engaging them as responsible citizens. This course is most beneficial to our learners and the positive outcomes we have documented are commendable.”

– JP Thangavalu, Director at EEWB Reform School (Pupil Referral Unit), Croydon.

“Young people have important, inspiring contributions to make to politics and yet their voices are too often ignored. This course can help equip them with the tools to challenge decision makers better.”

-Fatima Manji, Channel 4 News

“Many of us have been crying out for neutral and balanced political education in schools for years. As Labour’s youngest MP I know how engaged and intellectually curious this generation is – but often they are failed by a system which does not provide them with even the most basic of political literacy they need to form their own judgement on the decisions being made in their name. Provided with the tools of political literacy combined with the networked information age, this generation has the potential to be the most knowledgable, the most challenging and the most Important political generation for many years – the important work for ShoutoutUK begins that process.”

 -Louise Haigh, Member of Parliament and Youngest Labour MP

“Understanding politics is part of being an active and engaged citizen – a civic responsibility – and this course will give you the tools necessary to understand and engage in politics.”

-Prof. Matthew Flinders, Sir Bernard Crick Centre for the Public Understanding of Politics


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