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Prince's Trust

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We believe that every young person should have the chance to embrace exciting opportunities. The course helps some of our 14 to 18 year-olds to find the tools and confidence to try free courses and start careers. Nationally, the Trust has helped 1,000,000 young people to date and supports more and more each day.

The Prince’s Trust qualifications have several progression routes. They are recognised nationally by employers and may help to get students on to further training, an apprenticeship or indirectly into employment as they help develop employability skills which have been recognised by the world of work.

They help learners to make important decisions about where they would like to go next in terms of their personal development. Most importantly they help to develop life skills in students who maybe do not see themselves as academics and are not sure about where their personal strengths lie.

What do students learn on the course?

  • Personal, Interpersonal and Team skills (manage money, communicate effectively in a wide variety of situations)
  • Active Citizenship (community based project)
  • Entrepreneurship and Enterprise (to learn skills of teamwork, budgeting, risk management and leadership)
  • Preparation for work (young people to think about the future, write CV, interview and presentation skills)
  • Enrichment projects (to include projects relating to healthy life styles, sports, cooking etc.)

How do you students learn?

They learn and develop by taking part in the full range of activities cited above and recording their successes in a portfolio of work. These topics will involve them in using their preferred learning styles and will give them opportunities to develop both their decision making and reflective skills where all achievements will be celebrated.

The setting will be slightly less formal than in more academic pathways. Students are encouraged to make decisions about the activities they take part in and take responsibility for their own work and behaviour: the idea being, that where possible, the programme is led by the young people themselves with a clear focus on independent learning.

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