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Prince's Trust xl clubs

Prince's Trust xl clubs provide a personal development programme for young people aged 13 – 19. These informal clubs support young people in developing the skills and confidence needed to progress into a positive future.

xl CYPN Awards finalist 2014The xl programme promotes a flexible approach, using relevant, experiential learning to support young people to achieve a range of personal and employability skills and gain qualifications.

Young people work together as a group on practical learning projects, which are designed to boost their confidence, improve self esteem, attainment, behaviour and attendance.

These skills and personal qualities can support the young people to achieve more, both at school, and in the future.

Prince's Trust xl clubs across the UK

Since 1998, The Prince's Trust has been working in partnership with schools and centres across the UK, building young people's personal and social skills, developing their confidence to move into a positive future.

Every year we work with our partners to support the learning and engagement of over 10,000 young people, ensuring a structured but flexible programme for young people with differing needs, as well as offering a recognised qualification and low running costs.

The xl programme offers high quality teaching resources including session plans and activity ideas, together with opportunities for schools and centres to learn from each other and share knowledge. We host a series of events across the UK for networking, CPD and developing good practice. Visit our Learning Hub to discover sample resources.

We've been nominated!

Our xl clubs programme has been shortlisted for the Learning Award category at this year's Children & Young People Now Awards 2014. Results will be announced on Thursday 20th November.

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 behaviour
  • It helps improve attendance and motivation
  • It develops enterprise and employability skills

Key facts

  • 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 others


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The Learning hub 

Interested in finding out more about The Prince's Trust xl programme?

Visit our Learning Hub for more information, and to access sample teaching resources, search for session plans, worksheets and activity ideas.

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Are you interested in running an xl club? Please get in touch with your regional contact:

National Programme Manager 020 7543 7435
Della Scully
National Programme Executive
020 7543 7307
07904 362999
N Ireland
02890 745 454
0141 225 3380
01443 497 189