This page explains the 2young2die course. If you want to consider coming on the course, read this page to find out more about it, plus dates and venues.
If you have already been on the course, enter our Ambassador Hub.
The 2young2die campaign does not presume all young people want to, or will, drive. It does not teach driving skills. Instead, it helps young people consider the carnage and global warming caused by driving, their options as drivers, passengers or non-drivers, and encourages them to campaign to end dangerous, unnecessary driving.
An important starting point is getting young people together in workshops that are led by volunteer ambassadors. This gives young people the opportunity to view hard-hitting online resources and have group discussions to explore the issues among themselves, including solutions, and start to plan their own campaigns for their own communities.
You can become one of our network of volunteer ambassadors, delivering such workshops, by attending the low cost, one-day 2young2die course. No experience is necessary to attend the course, although you do need a passion for the cause, and the confidence to go on and lead inclusive and inspiring workshops with young people that stimulate campaigning. The course is ideal for:
- Teachers wishing to use the campaign in lessons and to attend as part of their CPD
- Emergency service or health workers who can helpfully talk about their experiences attending road crashes or caring for road crash victims and who have a health promotion or safety promotion role
- Professionals promoting road safety, such as local authority workers or qualified driving instructors
- Youth workers and professionals working with young people such as in the army or football clubs, and in youth offender institutions
- Road crash victims wanting to volunteer for the project by telling their story in schools or colleges
- Young people and community ambassadors of any age who want to stop dangerous and unnecessary driving in their town or region
As well as the one-day course, you will get a comprehensive guide to leading your workshops, access to all the resources on this site, and a free resource pack to help you engage young people in your workshops, when you complete our online form to tell us you have a workshop set up. You also get a free year's subscription to Brake's Road Safety Forum, giving you updates on road safety research from around the globe through our acclaimed Target Zero ebulletin and a website.
Forthcoming course dates and prices
- 4 September 2014, Birmingham
- 7 October 2014, Manchester
- 6 November 2014, London
You can also stay informed about forthcoming dates through our 2young2die campaign ebulletin. Sign up to the campaign online to receive this ebulletin.
Cancellation policy: If a cancellation is made less than three weeks before the event, we regret that no refund can be made. Substitute delegates are welcome. All cancellations and substitutions must be made in writing.
Feedback about the courses
Brake has partnered with the National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs (NFYFC) to support their national road safety campaign, 'Drive It Home', which aims to educate YFC members on how to stay safe on rural roads, and promote safer driving within their local communities and peer groups. Brake is running a number of 2young2die training courses for YFC members at locations across the UK to create road safety champions who will be promoting life-saving messages and delivering interactive sessions in their communities to engage young people on the risks of driving and the importance of staying safe as a driver or passenger and to encourage them to campaign themselves for safer roads. (pictured right are young farmers at the 2young2die course held in Newark in October 2013).
Delegates from young farmers' clubs have responded positively to the courses and have enthusiastically participated in discussions and practical activities, providing a wealth of experience and different approaches to engaging young people in the key issues of the 2young2die campaign. Feedback from the courses has included:
"Everyone in Young Farmers knows someone who has been involved in a collision or been hurt through driving. I think by coming on the course it gives me the opportunity to educate other road users the same age as myself. I can go back to my county now and give a presentation to each club. Even if it only gets through to two people it will be worth it."
"We plan to run a road safety awareness evening as a number of our members have been involved in crashes, and today has been really helpful in working out how to structure an effective session that everyone can get involved in."
"The course was very engaging and informative."
"A member of our club was involved in a crash 10 days ago and has only just come out of a coma. She's the same age as me and it really hits home when you know who it is. You always discuss the subject as if it's nothing to do with you. When something like this happens you realise something has to be done as it could happen to anyone. I know members who don't pay as much attention as they could do when driving. I came on the course so I could take the message back to them that it is dangerous."
"As a young driver I wanted to come along so I can talk to my friends and other people at my club about the risks involved in driving and how we can make sure we are doing what we can to be safe."