2.1 How much does the training cost and what is covered?

Our Reading Leaders training is built from reading for pleasure principles. We know that time spent sharing a book together and allowing space to discuss thoughts and opinions engages pupils with reading in a really effective way. During training older students are inspired to share their love of reading and are given clear guidance on how to structure and plan engaging sessions for their younger peers.  

The Reading Leaders programme costs £1295 for up to 16 students for in person delivery (if available) or £695 for online delivery. Both sessions are led by one of our trainers, are interactive and include course materials.  

All our Reading Leaders courses include two free CPD places for coordinating members of staff and a coordinator’s pack. 

2.2 Can the Reading Leaders programme be used for the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme?


Coram Beanstalk Reading Leaders is recognised as an Approved Activity Provider (AAP) by the Duke of Edinburgh's Award and participation in the programme can be used towards the Bronzevolunteers section of the award. 

If you would like to volunteer with Coram Beanstalk for your Duke of Edinburgh award, please note that we are only able to offer this through your school's involvement in our Reading Leaders programme.  

2.3 How do we sign up?

Either complete this short form or contact Kerry Ward, our Growth and Partnerships Manager.