Prince's Trust - Oct
Starting on 18 October 2021
This programme is specifically for young people aged 16-25.
The Programme runs for 12 weeks, and will be a blended learning course, with a maximum of 15 people on each team. We aim to enable young people to develop personal skills, such as confidence, communication skills, tolerance, team working, and motivation to develop positive relationships with peers.
The Prince’s Trust is a nationally recognised programme that aims to help youngsters throughout the whole of the UK.
Why join the Prince’s Trust?
• Gain Team working Experience
• Gain Skills for Work
• Life Skills
• Completed Units which lead to a Group Award (SCQF Level 3, 4 or 5)
• A chance to develop personal skills
• Have lots of fun!
• It’s free to join and you won’t lose your benefits
• We provide your Travel Expenses & Lunch money
Students on the Prince's Trust Team Programme are eligible to apply for an EMA (Educational Maintenance Allowance), bursary and Care Experienced Bursary. The Funding team within the college will be able to provide further details and each student will be assessed individually to help decide the best option for them.
The Student Funding Team are based on each main campus and are there to offer you advice and assistance on any aspect of student support funding which includes Bursary, Education Maintenance Allowance, Childcare and Discretionary Funding.
Ayr Campus - firstname.lastname@example.org
Kilmarnock Campus - email@example.com
Kilwinning Campus - firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone Number: 01563 495033
Are you at a point in your life where you don’t know where you are heading?
Come along and join us!
Induction week, get to know the team, ice-breakers, discuss what you want from the course
Week 2 and 3
Team building activities
Money Management Workshops
Weeks 4 to 6
Community Project - planning and doing
Week 7 and 8
Personal Project - planning and doing
Week 11 and 12
Review and Presentation - planning and doing
Course Content, Week 1 - 8
You will take part in a 4-session workshop, this course is certificated and covers all aspects of Money Management including borrowing, saving and much more. During this week you will also begin looking at personal development.
The community project should always benefit the local community. Each team choose their own project and before doing this they:
• Gather Team Ideas
• Decide on a Project
• Source Materials as needed
• Budget & Raise funds
• Carry out their project
In the past community projects have ranged from upgrading gardens for local nursing homes and nurseries to painting various premises, however this may be an online activity such as an information video or a socially distanced fundraiser due to the current Covid-19 restrictions. This allows you to develop skills where working with others is important.
Each student will plan, research, and create a personal project relevant to their own interests. This allows you to develop skills where working and using your own initiative is important.
Course Content, Week 9 - 12
This week will be a chance for the Team to take part in online workshops to help create or update a CV, how to complete application forms and create a cover letter for a job and take part in mock job interviews. They will discuss plans i.e.
• Further Education (College/University)
• Continue volunteering.
Online employer/work tours from outside organisations are arranged for this week.
The Team Challenge is when the Team take on a final challenge that really stretches them. This can involve working with other teams to produce a video to be shown during the final presentation.
Participants have 1-week to complete the team challenge and planning before the event is essential. The Team must:
• Gather Ideas for activity and client group
• Decide on a theme
• Source Materials
• Budget and Fund Raise for the event
• Carry out the Challenge
• Review the challenge
Final Week Review and Presentation
The young people review the whole 12-weeks and deliver a small presentation to friends, family, local organisations, work placement providers and possible new recruits, to share with them their experiences and achievements gained from joining the Prince’s Trust. Before they do this, they must:
• Discuss Ideas
• Choose a presentation theme
• Create and distribute invitations
• Arrange any catering required
• Complete a Programme and Presentation Booklet
At the presentation for completing the course successfully, the young people will be given their certificate of completion and their Team Leader Award electronically.
Individual Learning Records (ILR’s)
Throughout the course, young people work through a logbook every week.
These skills can be gained at SCQF Level 3 or 4. Young people work on and improve these skills throughout the programme and gather naturally occurring evidence to back up their logbook work.
Evidence is gathered in the form of video footage, photographs, flipcharts, phone logs, letters etc. The young people will generate two types of evidence - team and individual evidence.
Throughout the programme the change in a young person can be fantastic, shy individuals on day 1 usually leave on the last day of week 12, confident, motivated and ready to go back to work or college and get their life on track! Each individual carries a success story of their own which proves they have gained experience and confidence from the course. This enables them to achieve their goals.
Once you’ve successfully completed the Prince’s Trust Team Programme, you can choose to:
Move onto a HIVE course, Level 4/5 course in just about anything.
Look for a job, apprenticeship, place with other training providers or volunteering opportunities.
For further information on this course please contact:
Kilwinning Campus – Jacqueline McFadzean 07545436394 email@example.com
Ayr Campus – Tony Kane 07889361605 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kilmarnock Campus – Bobby McCorriston 07545436393 email@example.com
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org