Prince's Trust Programmes
The Trust delivers a number of core programmes
across the UK. The majority of programmes are delivered to NEET
young people aged 16 to 25.
The Prince’s Trust is a charity that believes in young people
who often don’t believe in themselves. We seek out those young
people that need our help the most and work with young people who
struggle at school, are in or leaving care, are long-term
unemployed or have been in trouble with the law. We work with young
people aged 13-30 to help them get back into work, education and
We also involve young people in the design and evaluation of
programmes. Our programmes include engagement activities,
progression support and peer mentoring.
Most Prince’s Trust programmes include accreditation
opportunities but our experience is that, for the young people we
support, accreditation is less important than engagement,
confidence, life skills and personal development – these are
prerequisites for achieving a formal qualification:
Find out more about our programmes and their
Team is a 12-week personal development course, offering work
experience, qualifications, practical skills, community projects
and a residential week.
The Fairbridge programme works with young people aged 13-25 that
other organisations find difficult to engage - giving them the
motivation, self-confidence and skills they need to change their
Get into… are short vocational courses that develop young
people's skills in a specific sector.
Get Started are short courses run by professional tutors in
sport, music and creative arts.
The Prince’s Trust xl club provides a personal development
programme aimed at young people aged 13-19 at risk of
underachievement or exclusion from school.
A 12 month mentoring programme to support young people
through their transition from prison to community.
The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme supports unemployed
young people aged 18-30 to work out if their business ideas are
viable and whether self-employment is right for them.
Depending on the outcome of this process, the programme can then
offer mentoring support and, for those that really need it,
financial support to start a business or mentoring support to
secure goals in employment, education or training.
A 12 month mentoring programme to support young people through
their transition from care to independence.
Cash awards of £50 - £500 for young people to access education,
training or work.
“Having the chance to be on a Prince’s Trust course is
really helpful because I know now I can go out and be something.
The Prince’s Trust course has given me a different view on the
world now and has really helped me.”