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Personal Development Programme

The Personal Development Programme is a 12-week course designed for young people, with the aim of improving leadership, communication, self-esteem and self confidence through workshops, qualifications, 1:1 mentoring support, group discussions and physical exercise. Our programme results in more confident young people, who are more qualified, with an increased set of qualifications, enabling improved chances of volunteering and work opportunities. We provide a volunteering pathway, in addition to apprenticeship opportunities. 

A personal development programme that will improve leadership skills, confidence and fitness.


Advice and support; life skills & workshops with a 1:1 mentor with careers advice combined with a boxing awards and fitness programme.

Registration to the Pat Benson Boxing Academy will require a referral completion;

Please call 0121 773 2784 or email for a referral form.



England Boxing Level 1 Coaching 

Mental Health First Aid 

Sports Leaders’ Qualification 

NGB Boxing Awards 


Since I have been going to Pat Bensons and being on the Personal Development Programme, I have a new focus and ambition for my future. The academy has helped me recognize my potential and have been a really good support to me. I have a training routine and come to boxing most days, I am now fitter and more positive about my future than I have ever been. I first joined a couple of years a go as part of an alternative provision I was attending and I am now due to start work in public services.

Elle Field (pictured right)

Aspiring boxer and Pat Benson Boxing Academy member 

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