Skip to main content

Joining the Foundation Programme

Foundation-GetInvolved-Telegram copy.png

To apply to the Foundation Programme via the Volunteer Website, click here.

This course will deepen your understanding and support your involvement in XR.

It isn't necessary to take part in the Foundation Programme to get involved in XR. However, it's a great place to start if you prefer to find out about the movement before diving in.

The Foundation Programme also prepares you to take on a role anywhere in XR (your local group, your region or a UK-wide team) and find the type of role that suits you best.

The course is great for people new to XR but if you have been around for longer you may find it useful too - we bet you’ll learn something you didn’t know!

    • Introduction to XR
    • Heading for Extinction and what to do about it
    • How to use XR’s communication tools
    • Meeting skills
    • NonViolent Direct Action (NVDA)
    • Know your Rights
    • How XR works & who makes the decisions
    • Citizens' Assemblies
    • Skills, Boundaries, and Sustainable Activism
    • What is a Regenerative culture?
    • Course socials and problem-solving sessions

    The course is entirely online (so you will need a good internet connection) and is very flexible: you can work at your own pace to either complete the whole course or just dip in where you would like to deepen your knowledge. The introductions are held approximately monthly but you can start at any point and join a weekly FP get-together. There are approximately 22.5 hours of learning in total with:-.

    • support and guidance from the course directors
    • training in small groups on zoom (online video call)
    • the tools to access e-learning, which you can complete in your own time
    • personal connections to help you find your feet in a new role
    • opportunities to meet your fellow students (online)

    The course directors will guide you throughout and, at the end of the course, support you into finding a role with one of our amazing teams or local groups anywhere across the UK.

    We run an Introduction to the Foundation Programme on zoom approximately monthly, but you can start the course at any point and join one of our weekly FP Get-togethers instead.

    The next Introduction on Zoom will be 17/6/24 at 19:00.

    One of our students described the course as...

    “Inspiring, brilliant, rigorous, intelligent”

    If we can help in any way to support you through the Foundation Programme, please get in touch by emailing

    The Foundation Programme uses various different platforms:
      Click on the link above to find full information about your Course Zoom Sessions and click HERE for information on registering for them and what to do if you cannot attend.
      We recommend that you register for all of the live Zoom Sessions as soon as you are ready, but please remember that the Course Schedule is dynamic so things may change a little. If a session is moved to a different date, we will email you if you are registered but please recheck the schedule before you enter any live Zoom Session, in case you missed the email.

    2. XR TUBE
      XRUK has its own version of YouTube called XR Tube and the Foundation Programme has its own Playlist where all the recorded Zoom Sessions can be found. To access a recording via the Course Schedule, simply click on the link to watch.

      Recordings of live Zoom Sessions are for the convenience of students who cannot attend the live session. However, not all Zoom Sessions are suitable for being recorded. Please see the page on Zoom Sessions for more information.

      This is XRUK’s amazing online resource library, the platform you're using right now! It's accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world.
      Click on the link above to go to the Rebel Toolkit homepage.

      This is our online learning platform, offering a range of interactive study sessions. Every time you complete a session, you get a badge ... okay, it's a virtual one but it's still a badge!
      For information on all of the Foundation Programme's sessions on the Rebel Toolkit and Rebellion Academy, click the link below.
      Rebel Toolkit and Rebellion Academy - Foundation Programme Sessions

    5. Mattermost for chatting - a similar app to WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal.