Princes Trust L1

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Peaks Campus

About this Course

Once you join the Team you are in for a treat. This 12-week programme is arranged through the Prince’s Trust, a recognised youth charity who work with people aged 16-25. You will experience things which will push you, yet give you a lot of enjoyment at the same time. You will run practical community projects, help people in the real world, have two weeks of work experience, work as a part of a brilliant team, get help with your future goals, go on an outdoor pursuits residential and make excellent friends along the way. This course will help you develop your confidence and employability skills, all whilst working towards a qualification at Entry Level 3, Level 1 or Level 2. To succeed you need to be ready to try everything out - are you up to the challenge?

Key Units

Students will work towards a Prince's Trust Award or Certificate in Personal Development and Employability Skills which can be awarded at Entry Level 3, Level 1 or Level 2, depending on the portfolio of evidence team members put together throughout the programme. 

Key units include:

  • Planning for Personal Development (3 credits)
  • Teamwork (3 credits)
  • Community Project (6 credits)
  • Work Experience (6 credits)
  • Career Planning (3 credits)
  • Supporting Others in the Community (3 credits)
  • Presentation Skills (3 credits)
The content of this course fits around our activities which include:
  • Team building games
  • Problem solving activities
  • Developing personal action plans and achieving goals
  • 1 week residential trip (activities such as high ropes, buggy building and laser quest)
  • Planning, developing and completing a real-life Community Project
  • Planning and completing fundraising activities
  • A 2 week work placement in an industry of their choice
  • Developing interview, CV and application form skills and gaining a reference
  • Volunteer opportunities in the community
  • Presentation skills for our final celebration where we share the Team's story and celebrate our success

Entry Requirements

You must be aged between 16 - 25. 

There are no academic entry requirements. 

You must be either unemployed, not in full-time education or have NO former qualifications at Level 1 - please ask if you are unsure. This programme should not affect any benefits, please ask.


You will build a portfolio of evidence which includes some written evidence, photographs, statements from other people and a variety of other methods - which then build into a folder portfolio across all of the units. You can handwrite or use IT - and we will help you to complete your evidence to the level you deserve. We can support with basic skills, but we also have students on Team with good previous qualifications including degrees. It all adds to the Team!

Where does this Lead

Successful students could progress onto programmes such as Steps to Success or another vocational programme at The Sheffield College.

After the programme you will be able to access up to a year of support for finding new opportunities from The Prince’s Trust and staff at The Sheffield College. 

Future Opportunities

On completing the course you will have demonstrated key employability skills which are highly sought after in all career paths. The Team programme is a nationwide programme and recognised across the UK, so you may have an increased chance of gaining employment and the skills/confidence to enable this. After the programme you will be able to access up to a year of support from The Prince's Trust and college staff staff in finding opportunities.

Tell Me More

What will I do on the programme?

The Prince’s Trust Team programme is a full-time, 5-days-a-week, personal development programme run over 12 weeks. 

We aim to improve your employability skills and work towards helping you progress to Apprenticeships, work and further education. You will meet and make solid connections with people who have very different experiences and skills. 

You will learn how to work well with others, how to set and achieve targets, and how you can work within your local community. 

The programme will challenge and then develop your confidence and real-life skills such as teamwork, communication, problem solving and reliability. This is achieved through games and activities, as well as work placements and community projects. 

We will also look at your English and maths skills, and support these with personalised tutoring to help you progress towards employment or further study. On the course you will also work on your job finding skills, and produce an up to date CV.  

What support will I receive / other information

As a student at The Sheffield College you will be eligible for the following:
  • Access to the college’s Careers Team for advice and guidance 
  • College Safeguarding & Well-being Officer 
  • Access to the college’s Student Support Team 
  • Financial assistance and advice (if eligible) 
  • Support with application forms and interview preparation to help reach your next step 

Extra Costs

The Prince's Trust will fund the residential trip, travel to the residential and for any equipment needed. Team members will need to have clothing suitable for outdoor activities and work in the community. We can help if you are lacking some items - just ask.

There may be some independent travel to your work experience. Meals and other travel (apart from on the residential) need to be covered by the student. If you need any additional support please speak to the Team Leader. 

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