xl clubs provide a personal development
programme aimed at young people aged 13-19 at risk of
underachievement or exclusion from school.
A Prince's Trust xl club provides young
people with the space and attention they need to learn skills and
confidence as well as to form a sense of ownership over their work
and own development.
It aims to re-engage young people in education by making
learning accessible, valid, relevant and attractive.
Watch The Prince's Trust xl
club video to find out more about the programme.
Prince's Trust xl clubs are deliberately informal; the programme
works as a club led by an existing member of staff in your school
or centre, called an Adviser. It offers a flexible model of
delivery with choices of units within five activity areas:
- Personal, Interpersonal and Team Skills
- Active Citizenship
- Entrepreneurship and Enterprise
- Preparation for Work
- Enrichment Projects
How does a Prince's Trust xl club help young people?
- It helps young people re-engage with learning, improving their
chances of completing compulsary education
- It increases confidence, self-esteem, social skills and
- It helps improve attendance and motivation
- It develops enterprise and employability skills
Who is eligible?
- Prince's Trust xl clubs are for young people aged 13 -19 who
are at risk of exclusion or educational underachievement
- Prince’s Trust xl clubs have helped over 60,000 young
people since they started in 1998
- There are currently over 900 clubs in over
600 schools and centres across the UK
- 90% of young people show positive skills
development across a range of areas
- 88% of young people have gone into further
education, work or training upon completion of the programme
- 94% of young people would recommend it to
Important information for potential providers
Find out more about xl clubs in regions and countries.
Are you interested in running an xl club? Please get in
touch with your regional contact:
National Head of Programmes -
Prince's Trust xl clubs
0207 543 7483
National Programme Manager
020 7543 7435
East and Yorkshire and Humber)
02890 745 454
0141 225 3380
01443 497 189