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Coronavirus

Due to the COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on this site have posted service updates and will continue doing so. Many phone lines and websites are still available, however some contact details may have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

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Prince's Trust ~ Courses available on line

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

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For the moment all of our online/virtual programmes are available for Young People within the Thames Valley area. This however will be subject to change as we move towards face to face delivery, we aim to keep you all informed of these changes should and when they occur.

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Welcome Session (16-30)

Fortnightly 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.

Where: Microsoft Teams

How to refer: Call Customer services on 0800 842 842 or

Submit details via MS Forms here

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Achieve (16 – 25)

The Achieve programme aims to create opportunities for young people by helping them to increase their confidence and develop the skills that they need to succeed in whatever they choose to do next.

Group Induction: Ongoing 

Where: Virtual Delivery 

How to refer: Email Natalie – natalie.west@bdc.ac.uk or 07458023691

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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 here

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

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Get Started with Coding 16-25 (Thames Valley)

Get Started with Web Design & Coding will give you the opportunity to learn how to create and develop your own web content using coding and design techniques like HTML and CSS. This programme will be hosted virtually and require access to a laptop or smart device.

Taster Day: 18th August

Main programme 23rd-27th of August

Where – Microsoft Teams

To refer please email – erin.heyden@princes-trust.org.uk

 

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Get Started in Web Design with ASOS

 

Get Started with Web Design will give you the opportunity to learn and create your own blog in partnership with ASOS, This programme will be held virtually and requires access to a laptop or smart device with good wi-fi

Taster Day 5th August

Main programme:9th -13th August

How to refer please email: Lilli.Newson@princes-trust.org.uk

 

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Get Into Digital Marketing with WYK Digital (18-30)

The Prince’s Trust and WYK Digital are excited to present this 11-week programme focusing on the digital marketing sector. This programme will expose all participants to training and working with real businesses, predominantly using Facebook and Google marketing tools. With support with dedicated expert trainers, industry mentors and skills coaching, young people will build up a huge range of skills both soft, technical, and practical. Upon completion of the course, participants will be given the opportunity to apply for jobs with our partners and given support with guaranteed interview!!!!. Watch this video from our last programme in April

Who: London and Thames Valley

Accepting applicants until 3rd of August

Main Programme: Monday 16th August-Friday 22nd October

How to refer: Click here to sign up or email me directly on Sabrina.ruan@princes-trust.org.uk

 

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Get into IT Support with Google (18-30)

Join our e-learning Get Into IT Support programme, in partnership with Google, which will offer you the chance to receive the Google IT Support Professional Certificate and start a career in IT Support.

On the e-learning certificate programme, which is hosted on Coursera platform, you will gain in-depth training in:

  • Technical Support Fundamentals
  • The Bits and Bytes of Computer Networking
  • Operating Systems and You: Becoming a Power User
  • System Administration and IT Infrastructure Services
  • IT Security
  • Boost your confidence, interview skills and CV

By joining the programme, you will also get the opportunity to meet and interview with some exciting Tech companies at our upcoming Get Hired in Tech event!

How to refer: Google IT Support Certificate with The Prince's Trust Tickets | Eventbrite or Sabrina.ruan@prince-trust.org.uk

 

Who to contact

Telephone
0800 842 842
Website
www.princes-trust.org.uk/about-the-trust/coronavirus-response
Parent Organisation
The Prince's Trust

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.