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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.


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.

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.

When: Thursday 22nd April, 

Where: Microsoft Teams

How to refer: Call Customer services on 0800 842 842 or Submit details via MS

Forms here


Get Started with Health & Social Care (18-30)

Are you interested in a career in the Health & Social Care? Join our 3-day employability programme and take part in live video interviews for entry-level Heath and Social roles!

Taster Day: Friday 23rd April

Main Programme: Tuesday 27th – Thursday 29th April 

How to register: Get Started with Health and Social Care (London) Tickets, Tue 27 Apr 2021 at 10:00 | Eventbrite



Get Started in Dance (16-25)
In partnership with Charity of the Year 2020 Create - this one-week dance project will provide the tools and techniques to develop your own style in street and contemporary dance. You will learn from a professional dancer on how to create your own dance performance and explore how movement can make you feel and help you to express yourself.

Taster Day: Tuesday 20th April

Main Programme: Monday 26th April – Friday 30th April

Where: Virtual Delivery 

How to refer: Email Pippa –


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: Monday 12th April  

Where: Virtual Delivery 

How to refer: Email Natalie – or 07458023691


Get Started in Health and Fitness (16-30) (Thames Valley)

Virtual one week fitness programme learning from person trainer Luke Hayter. Expect to sweat and learn about a career in the fitness industry. No prior experience or knowledge necessary.

Taster Day: Wednesday 21st April 1pm-2pm

Main Programme: Monday 26th April– Friday 30th April

Where: Virtual Delivery

How to refer: Email Erin –


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 10nd May

Where: Microsoft Teams

How to refer: Email Ricky –


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.

Who to contact

0800 842 842
Parent Organisation
The Prince's Trust

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