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Prince's Trust ~ Courses available on line via Microsoft Teams

New opportunities, courses and employment support for young people – including those in the Thames Valley area.

Explore (16-25)

Explore is a 5-week personal development programme which offers young people group activities and one-to-one support to help build confidence, get motivated, meet new people and identify and achieve their goals. We also develop employability and independent living skills. Personal development qualifications are available in Interpersonal & Self-management Skills, Participating in Exercise, Healthy Lifestyle, Career Planning, Money Management, and Presentation Skills.

Group Induction: Monday 28th September, 2pm (TBC)

Where: Microsoft Teams


Get Started with Boxing (16-25)

Each day will cover a boxing technique, building up an individual’s skill level. We will also include boxing-related fitness and a non-physical session on basic nutrition or guest speakers from real boxers and coaches. Young people can also look forward to discussions around what it takes to begin a career as a boxer and learning about life skills.

Taster Day: Wednesday 30th September

Main Programme: Monday 5th October – Friday 9th October

Where: Microsoft Teams


Welcome Session (16-30)

We are hosting weekly welcome sessions for young people who want to find out more information about The Prince’s Trust and our opportunities. These will be held through Microsoft Teams in a video conference format. Young people can watch the presentation and get involved as much as they want. Afterwards, a staff member will follow up 1:1 and progress them onto our programmes.

When: Thursday 1st October, 2pm – 3pm

Where: Microsoft Teams


Development Awards (16-30)

Our Development Awards can cover the cost of course fees, tools or equipment up to £160 in order to help young people achieve their goals and move into education, training or employment. For more information, visit our website

Call our Customer Services Team for free on 0800 842 842 to make a referral.


Get Hired Jobs

The Prince’s Trust is advertising current vacancies to help support young people into work at this time. We will be supporting them to apply for these roles via our Live Chat. Visit

If you are a young person, you can contact us from 9am – 9pm every day:

Call us for free on 0800 842 842  

Live chat with us online

Who to contact

0800 842 842
Parent Organisation
The Prince's Trust

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